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.
Florida’s jobless rate fell in November to 8.1 percent, its lowest rate since late 2008.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.5 percent in October 2012. The October unemployment report was the lowest unemployment rate in the state since December 2008.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained fell 0.1 percent in September to 8.7 percent. The numbers reflected 808,000 Floridians out of work in the month of September and will be the final state unemployment report released before the presidential election.
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.
The unemployment rate remained unchanged in February after the economy added 227,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.
Florida had the second best year among all the states in terms of reducing unemployment over the last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week.