The 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.
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.
Florida continued to add jobs in the month of September, though it’s not known how many of those jobs are part-time, full-time, or provide benefits.
Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday that the Sunshine State continued to add jobs during the month of August.
A day after national unemployment claims declined, the state of Florida reported a stagnating job market.
After a day that saw Wall Street hit record highs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics threw some cold water on the nation’s economy with an average unemployment report for the month of July.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in May 2013 which was the lowest rate seen since September 2008. Overall, unemployment dropped 0.1 percent in the last month according to the seasonally adjusted numbers.
As the job market continues to struggle nationwide, those looking for work in Florida got some good news in May.
While the unemployment rate has slowly been ticking downward across the country and in the Sunshine State, the number of new jobs being added to the economy continues to dwindle.
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.