The drop in the state’s unemployment rate in March may have been a sign of brighter days ahead. However, gloomy times are looming for those who still have not landed work.
Florida unemployment rate saw its biggest one month drop since October 1992 in March. The unemployment rate statewide dropped 0.4 percent to just 9 percent in March 2012.
During his campaign, Rick Scott billed himself as a man who would bring much needed jobs to Florida. Every month he gets graded on that claims when Florida’s unemployment rates are released. But maybe the grade Scott should get in his first year in office is an incomplete.
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.
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.
Florida’s unemployment numbers for November will be announced Friday and Gov. Rick Scott and state labor officials are hoping for some good holiday news.
The state of Florida’s jobless rate remains well above the national average, but did decline by 0.3 percent in October to a monthly average of 10.3 percent.
Florida’s jobless are going to have to jump through a few new hoops if they’re planning on applying for unemployment benefits.
Florida’s unemployment problem continues to throw a damper on any potential economic recovery in the state. Statewide, the unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent; but the news in South Florida was much, much worse.
Each month, much fanfare is given to the release of unemployment numbers. But it turns out; the devil is in the details when trying to figure out the true unemployment rate for a city like Miami.