Department Of Economic Opportunity
Amid allegations he collected unemployment overseas, the man charged with lowering those claims in Florida resigned.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.5 percent in October 2012. The October unemployment report was the lowest unemployment rate in the state since December 2008.
American Airlines employees are hoping for the best 24 hours after the company sent out more than 11,000 layoff warning notices, including more than 1,500 in Florida.
South Florida got some disappointing jobs news Friday with the release of the statewide unemployment report, with Broward seeing an increase in the jobless rate while Miami-Dade was virtually stalled. Statewide, the unemployment rate was unchanged for the second month in a row.
Miami-Dade unemployment figures for the month of January dropped below double digits for the first time in years, echoing a continuing drop in state unemployment numbers released Tuesday.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent in December for the first time since April 2009. According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s unemployment dropped to 9.7 percent in December.
Miami-Dade County and Broward County both saw some improvement in the jobs front, according to numbers released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity.
In an effort to make good a campaign promise to create hundreds of new jobs, Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill creating a new state agency to promote Florida business and economic development.