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Florida’s Consumer Spending Growth Lags Behind Nation

Three years after the Great Recession, spending in Florida lags behind most other states, according to U.S. Bureau Economic Analysis data released Thursday.

08/07/2014

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More Than 1 Million May Lose Extended Unemployment Benefits In December

More than a million people may lose their unemployment insurance in just a few weeks if Congress fails to extend a Great Recession program that increased the number of weeks for which unemployed workers qualify.

CBS Miami–12/03/2013

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Fla. Retailers Expecting Bountiful Holiday Shopping Season

Shoppers in the state of Florida are ready to shop ‘til they drop and that’s good news for Florida’s storekeepers who are expecting a bountiful holiday shopping season.

CBS4–11/15/2012

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Economic Fourth Quarter Begins With Clouded Forecast

October 1st isn’t the official start of fall, but it does mark the beginning of the economic fourth quarter. And in 2012, there are some encouraging signs the U.S. recovery continues to see limited gains, but there are also lingering signs some old problems are not going away soon enough.

CBS4–10/01/2012

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Unemployment Rate Drops, Job Creation Slows

The latest numbers from the U.S. Labor Department offer a mixed bag of news to President Barack Obama.

CBS4–04/06/2012

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Unemployment Drops To 8.5 Percent

Florida’s unemployment rate has been stuck in double-digits for months now, but new numbers on the national level may give Floridians hope that the employment picture is pointing in the right direction.

CBS4–01/06/2012

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Economy Creates No New Jobs In August

Florida’s jobless rate for August won’t be released for another two weeks, but if the national numbers are an indicator; Florida’s numbers may not be pretty.

CBS4–09/02/2011

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