Tag: Jobless rate

Scott PowersDecember 21, 2018

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in November, the lowest point since 2006, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning. The governor’s last jobs report of his eight-year tenure [the December numbers will be reported after he leaves office] highlighted the point that 1.67 million private-sector jobs were added since December 2010, when Florida was […]

Associated PressMarch 14, 2016

Florida leads the nation in job growth according to new federal jobless reports. Florida’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5 percent in January according to state officials. That’s higher than the national jobless rate of 4.9 percent. But the state did add 32,200 jobs that month. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that this […]

Associated PressNovember 20, 2015

Florida’s unemployment rate is still continuing to dip slightly. The October unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, compared with 5.2 percent in the previous month. According to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state added 35,200 jobs last month. The jobless rate remains higher than the national rate of 5 percent with […]


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