Unemployment Numbers

Florida Unemployment Rate Up Slightly New unemployment numbers are set to be released Friday.
State Unemployment Drops To 6.2 Percent In NovemberThe 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.
State Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.4%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.
National Unemployment Drops To 5-Year LowNational unemployment numbers continued to trend lower in November showing solid job creation heading into the final month of 2013.
More Than 1 Million May Lose Extended Unemployment Benefits In DecemberMore than a million people may lose their unemployment insurance in just a few weeks if Congress fails to extend a Great Recession program that increased the number of weeks for which unemployed workers qualify.
Fla. Unemployment Rate Drops; S. Fla. Still StrugglingFlorida’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.
Florida Unemployment Rate Drops; Miami Still StrugglingGovernor Rick Scott will use social media to push out the state’s unemployment numbers Friday morning.
Nearly 7,000 Jobs In Miami-Dade Disappear In FebruaryGovernor Rick Scott hopes the release of the state’s unemployment numbers Friday will bring more improvement after the jobs numbers spiked in January.
157,000 Jobs Created Nationally, Unemployment Rate Ticks UpWhile the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
Fla. Unemployment Drops, But Number Not Full StoryFloridians 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.
S. Fla Sheds More Than 13k Jobs In MayThe 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.
Jobless Rate Takes Dive In Miami-Dade, Slight Dip StatewideFlorida unemployment fell slightly statewide in November, but Miami-Dade County saw a major drop of more than a percentage point. That good news was tempered by the fact that almost 50 thousand people statewide were wiped from the unemployment rolls possibly because they stopped looking for work, or lost their benefits.
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