Florida continued to add jobs in the month of September, though it’s not known how many of those jobs are part-time, full-time, or provide benefits.
The state of Florida saw a fourth straight month of stagnant job growth in the month of August with the unemployment rate ticking down from 7.1 percent to 7.0 percent.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped for a second-straight month to 7.5 percent which was the lowest the rate has been since October 2008 when it was 7.4 percent.
For Florida’s workers, the year 2012 ended on a high note, according to the state’s unemployment report released Friday. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.0 percent in December.
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.