National unemployment numbers continued to trend lower in November showing solid job creation heading into the final month of 2013.
More 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.
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.
Governor Rick Scott will use social media to push out the state’s unemployment numbers Friday morning.
Governor Rick Scott hopes the release of the state’s unemployment numbers Friday will bring more improvement after the jobs numbers spiked in January.
While the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
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.
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.
Florida 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.
It’s a mix of good and bad news for South Florida’s jobless claims. First-time unemployment claims for May continue to trend below where they were a year ago.