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.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained fell 0.1 percent in September to 8.7 percent. The numbers reflected 808,000 Floridians out of work in the month of September and will be the final state unemployment report released before the presidential election.
The August unemployment rate in Florida was unchanged from July at 8.8 percent. But, the reason behind the rate holding steady and even dropping in Miami-Dade and Broward County was not from job creation or job market improvement.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose in July, climbing 0.2 percent from June to 8.8 percent. But, the year-over-year numbers were quite better with July’s unemployment rate being nearly 2 points lower than July 2011.
Florida’s unemployment numbers have shown positive improvement over the past several months which presents Governor Rick Scott with a double-edged sword.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida’s declining unemployment rate for the past several months. According to Bloomberg News, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a message for Scott, be quiet.
Flipping burgers, bagging groceries and bussing restaurant tables are harder to come by this summer for Florida teenagers than you might think.
Florida’s unemployment rate in April continued to mirror that of the rest of the country, dropping to 8.7 percent, according to numbers released Friday.
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.