While the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
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.
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 unemployment numbers have shown positive improvement over the past several months which presents Governor Rick Scott with a double-edged sword.
The latest unemployment numbers painted a bleak picture for job creation in June, which could impact Florida’s unemployment report due later in July.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has put his history as a CEO and as governor of Massachusetts as proof of his plans to create job as the main selling point against President Obama.
As the 2012 election heats up, a dismal jobs report for May is showing that while corporations and CEO’s are recovered from the Great Recession; the working class is far behind.
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.
The latest numbers from the U.S. Labor Department offer a mixed bag of news to President Barack Obama.
The destination casinos bill making its way through the Florida House died Friday after the House Business & Consumer Affairs Committee that was hearing the bill continued it until the next legislative session in 2013.