The outline of a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” is reportedly been made in the Capitol with just hours to go until the end of 2012.
Floridians got an early Christmas present on the state’s unemployment report released Friday. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in November.
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 is fifth out of 50…a very good ranking when it comes to a state’s business tax climate.
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.
If being out of a job isn’t bad enough, Florida’s unemployed workers are about to get some more bad news.
Florida unemployment rate saw its biggest one month drop since October 1992 in March. The unemployment rate statewide dropped 0.4 percent to just 9 percent in March 2012.
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 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.
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.