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By the numbers: Where the jobs are

From the Keys to the Panhandle, the jobs picture in Florida varies.

From the Keys to the Panhandle, the jobs picture in Florida varies.

The state Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday released unemployment figures for February. Here’s how the counties stacked up:

Monroe County: 2.4 percent

St. Johns County: 2.9 percent

Okaloosa County: 3.0 percent

Wakulla County: 3.0 percent

Collier County: 3.1 percent

Lafayette County: 3.1 percent

Orange County: 3.1 percent

Seminole County: 3.1 percent

Walton County: 3.1 percent

Alachua County: 3.2 percent

Bradford County: 3.2 percent

Leon County: 3.2 percent

Miami-Dade County: 3.2 percent

Nassau County: 3.2 percent

Santa Rosa County: 3.2 percent

Union County: 3.2 percent

Baker County: 3.3 percent

Broward County: 3.3 percent

Clay County: 3.3 percent

Hillsborough County: 3.3 percent

Lee County: 3.3 percent

Manatee County: 3.3 percent

Pinellas County: 3.3 percent

Martin County: 3.4 percent

Palm Beach County: 3.4 percent

Sarasota County: 3.4 percent

*STATE: 3.4 percent

Brevard County: 3.5 percent

Columbia County: 3.5 percent

Duval County: 3.5 percent

Escambia County: 3.5 percent

Lake County: 3.5 percent

Osceola County: 3.5 percent

Gilchrist County: 3.7 percent

Jefferson County: 3.7 percent

Okeechobee County: 3.7 percent

Suwannee County: 3.7 percent

Taylor County: 3.7 percent

Volusia County: 3.7 percent

DeSoto County: 3.8 percent

Pasco County: 3.8 percent

Charlotte County: 3.9 percent

Glades County: 3.9 percent

Holmes County: 3.9 percent

Indian River County: 3.9 percent

Polk County: 3.9 percent

Washington County: 3.9 percent

Dixie County: 4.0 percent

Flagler County: 4.0 percent

Levy County: 4.0 percent

Liberty County: 4.0 percent

Jackson County: 4.1 percent

Madison County: 4.1 percent

Marion County: 4.2 percent

St. Lucie County: 4.2 percent

Franklin County: 4.4 percent

Gadsden County: 4.4 percent

Calhoun County: 4.6 percent

Hernando County: 4.6 percent

Putnam County: 4.6 percent

Hamilton County: 4.7 percent

Highlands County: 4.8 percent

Bay County: 5.0 percent

Hendry County: 5.0 percent

Hardee County: 5.1 percent

Sumter County: 5.1 percent

Citrus County: 5.3 percent

Gulf County: 6.2 percent

*The county unemployment rates and the 3.4 percent state rate are not seasonally adjusted. The state’s seasonally adjusted rate, which is often used for monthly statewide comparisons, was 3.5 percent in February.

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Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida.

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