Sarasota-Manatee's employment growth between 1980 and 2001: 113 percent.
Average annual salary for all occupations in the Sarasota and Bradenton metropolitan area: $29,490.
Number of service-based positions gained in Sarasota-Manatee since 1984: 120,000.
Number of manufacturing, finance and real estate jobs gained in Sarasota over the same period: 9,000.
Number of jobs that paid enough in 2002 to support only a single working adult: 92 percent in Manatee, 89 percent in Sarasota.
Local unemployment rate: 3 percent.
Statewide unemployment rate: just under 5 percent.
National unemployment rate: 5.6 percent.
Who earns the least? Food service and hospitality workers, average $15,235.
Average salary for construction workers: $34,500; percentage of Sarasota workforce: 14.
Average salary for professional, scientific and technical service workers: $46,000; percentage of Sarasota workforce: 13.
Workers posting the largest salary increase: Arts and entertainment, 26 percent; largest salary decrease: Transportation and warehousing, 17 percent.
Amount of transportation jobs lost in Sarasota between 2002 and 2003: 40 percent.
Average management salary decrease between 2002 and 2003: 16 percent.
Amount that management positions grew between 2002 and 2003: 25 percent.
Sources: Suncoast Workforce Board, Inc., U.S. Department of Labor, Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation