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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The latest unemployment numbers painted a bleak picture for job creation in June, which could impact Florida’s unemployment report due later in July.
Oscar Cabrera’s looking for full time work again after being laid off from his second banking job in 2 years.
“It’s definitely tough out there,” said Cabrera. “I’ve had friends in the construction industry out of work for years. I’m looking for finance positions and they may be a little easier but it’s still tough out there”
And the latest national unemployment numbers show Oscar’s right.
June saw a net gain of only 80,000 jobs nationwide, making the first quarter of 2012 the worst for new job creation in about 2 years. The overall national unemployment rate remains stalled at 8.2 percent.
Crunching the National numbers a little closer shows the Labor Department reports: “Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for blacks (14.4 percent) edged up over the month, while the rates for adult men (7.8 percent), adult women (7.4 percent), teenagers (23.7 percent), whites (7.4 percent), and Hispanics (11.0 percent) showed little or no change. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.3 percent in June (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier.”
And the national unemployment numbers were not the only reports out Friday detailing the health of the U.S. labor Markets.
Online help-wanted ads are up as more help wanted signs pop up nationwide. And online hiring’s seeing decent growth too.
Last month, help wanted ads across the country were up about 4% over May according to Monster.com….and up about 5% in Miami the past year.
But Orlando and Tampa are seeing much better job growth, with Orlando seeing some of the best job growth in the country. It’s up more than 20% over last year according to the online job-service.
So where are the latest jobs?
Professional and Health Care positions are seeing the strongest gains across the country, with part time positions growing the fastest.
Oscar Cabrera just found a part time banking job and he hopes it’ll soon turn into a full time position with full benefits.