The American economy sputtered in March with just 88,000 new jobs created. That was a large drop-off from the previous month’s 268,000 new jobs added to the workforce.
The latest jobs numbers gives hope to workers, employers, and the government that the Great Recession and jobs crisis may be slowly starting to retreat permanently.
While the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to the lowest rate since President Barack Obama’s first month in office. The Labor Department reported Friday that unemployment dropped to 7.8 percent primarily because more people found jobs.
The U.S. economy only added 96,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but those numbers were less than the more than 100,000 economists were expecting.
While local, state and the federal government continue to enact austerity on their workers; the latest new from Gallup showed job creation is at its highest level since before President Barack Obama took office.
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.