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Florida’s Jobless Rate Tumbled In November

Florida’s jobless rate fell in November to 8.1 percent, its lowest rate since late 2008.



Florida Unemployment Drops To 8.5%

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.

CBS Miami–11/16/2012


Fla. Unemployment Virtually Unchanged In September

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.

CBS Miami–10/19/2012


Miami-Dade Struggling With Unemployment

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.


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Unemployment Holds Steady In February

The unemployment rate remained unchanged in February after the economy added 227,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.


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Fla. Had Good Year In Lowering Unemployment, Comparatively

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.



Florida Unemployment Dips In October

The state of Florida’s jobless rate remains well above the national average, but did decline by 0.3 percent in October to a monthly average of 10.3 percent.



Returning Vets Face High Unemployment, Emotional Challenges

When more than 40,000 troops leave Iraq in the next two months, many will make their way back home to re-join the civilian world. In addition to emotional challenges, many of these heroes will find themselves unemployed, without civilian skills.



Miami-Dade Unemployment Decreases In July

As the economy continues to teeter towards a double-dip recession, the unemployment problem in Florida remains stagnant. July’s unemployment rate for the state stood at 10.7 percent, which was unchanged from June.


The unemployment rate saw a gain in the latest report.

Fla. Unemployment Continues Rising

Florida’s unemployment rate hit 12 percent in November after the state economy added just 300 non-agricultural jobs in the month of November.