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.
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.
Miami-Dade Unemployment At 22 PercentFlorida’s unemployment problem continues to throw a damper on any potential economic recovery in the state. Statewide, the unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent; but the news in South Florida was much, much worse.