Fla. Unemployment Continues Rising

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – Florida’s unemployment rate hit 12 percent in November after the state economy added just 300 non-agricultural jobs in the month of November. The jobs added were less than one-tenth of one percent of an increase from October.

Miami-Dade County saw its staggering non-seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers drop one-tenth of a percent from October. But, it was still stuck at 13 percent for the month. This translated to 1.12 million workers employed, and 168,110 still looking for jobs in the county.

Broward’s numbers saw a sharp jump in November, but were still roughly in-line with the rates from last year. Eight-hundred and seventy-two thousand people had jobs in November, while 105,000 were still looking. This translated to a 10.8 percent unemployment rate in Broward.

Monroe County fared the best of any county in South Florida, with an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent. This was a .04 percent increase from October 2010 and nearly a whole point above the rate from November 2009.

Looking at statewide non-seasonally adjusted jobless numbers across the state, the rate was 12.2 percent. The increase, according to Bloomberg News, now places Florida as having the fourth worst unemployment rate in the country, behind only: Nevada, California, and Michigan.

Nationally, the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment number was 9.3 percent and the seasonally adjusted rate was 9.8 percent.

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