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.
Governor Rick Scott will use social media to push out the state’s unemployment numbers Friday morning.
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.
The latest unemployment numbers painted a bleak picture for job creation in June, which could impact Florida’s unemployment report due later in July.
The Florida unemployment continued to decline in May, dropping to a seasonally adjusted 8.6 percent. It’s the lowest the unemployment rate has bee in the Sunshine State since December 2008. But the news in South Florida is far from rosy.
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.
Florida’s overall jobless numbers continued to follow national trends in February, dropping to 9.4 percent. It’s the lowest unemployment has been since February 2009, right before jobs began disappearing due to the Great Recession.
Will Florida’s jobless figures be better or worse than last month? We’ll find out Friday when the state’s October unemployment rate will be released.
Unemployment remains stagnated in double digits some eight months after Governor Rick Scott pledged to get Florida workers back on the job.