Florida officials announced Monday the state’s unemployment rate had dropped to 6.1 percent in January, down 0.2 percent from December and nearly two percent from a year ago.
The state of Florida will be releasing the unemployment numbers for the month of December Friday morning and it could give a boost to Governor Rick Scott while also posing a tricky political situation.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.7 percent to 6.4 percent in the month of November, but job creation was nearly stagnant as just 6,100 jobs were created in the state.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.8 percent in September to 6.7 percent statewide in October. The unemployment rate dropped 1.5 points over the last year and was the lowest since August 2008.
One day after the nation celebrated the nation’s independence, the U.S. Labor Department delivered good news to the U.S. economy.
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.
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.
Governor Rick Scott hopes the release of the state’s unemployment numbers Friday will bring more improvement after the jobs numbers spiked in January.
The economy continued to show growth over the final two months of the 2012 calendar year, but it wasn’t enough to bring down the unemployment rate in December.