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Florida Unemployment Stagnates In February

Florida’s unemployment rate in February remained unchanged from January at 6.2 percent. While the rate is down 1.7 percent from a year ago, the reasons behind the drop remain elusive.

CBS Miami–03/28/2014

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National Unemployment Drops To 5-Year Low

National unemployment numbers continued to trend lower in November showing solid job creation heading into the final month of 2013.

CBS Miami–12/06/2013

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July Unemployment Report Disappoints

After a day that saw Wall Street hit record highs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics threw some cold water on the nation’s economy with an average unemployment report for the month of July.

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

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Florida Creating Jobs, But Mainly Service Jobs

Florida added more jobs in the month of June, according to payroll provider ADP. But, the question remains over what kind of jobs are being added and are they full-time, part-time, with benefits, without benefits, etc.

CBS Miami–07/11/2013

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Unemployment Drops 0.1% In May

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in May 2013 which was the lowest rate seen since September 2008. Overall, unemployment dropped 0.1 percent in the last month according to the seasonally adjusted numbers.

CBS Miami–06/21/2013

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157,000 Jobs Created Nationally, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

While the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.

CBS Miami–02/01/2013

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Washington Post Debunks Romney Job Numbers

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s claim that he will create 12 million jobs is coming under increased scrutiny after the candidate repeatedly used the number in recent debates.

CBS Miami–10/18/2012

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Fla. Unemployment Rate Drop Not Completely From New Job Creation

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.

CBS Miami–09/21/2012

Governor Rick Scott on June 12, 2012 in Miami.  The Governor is in a legal battle with the U.S. Justice Department over the state's effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from lists of registered voters ahead of this year's presidential election.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Jobs Numbers Present Complicated Political Problem

Florida’s unemployment numbers have shown positive improvement over the past several months which presents Governor Rick Scott with a double-edged sword.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

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U.S. Employers Add Just 80,000 Jobs In June

The latest unemployment numbers painted a bleak picture for job creation in June, which could impact Florida’s unemployment report due later in July.

CBS4–07/06/2012

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