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Hiring improves but pace still slow in Florida

The hiring front remains a frustrating place to be in Florida.

New numbers show unemployment inching down statewide, and definite signs of life from hiring managers as payrolls continue to expand in South Florida. But the pace mostly remains sluggish, without the big burst of new jobs needed to make a dent in unemployment rates that remain near historic highs.

Broward’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent in January to 7.9 percent in February, bringing it below the 8 percent mark for the first time since January 2009. The numbers that determine the rate also were encouraging: Broward’s employment rolls increased, as did the number of job seekers.

However, those are raw numbers and don’t adjust for the economy’s natural seasonal expansion in February.

Read more, from Doug Hanks' story, here


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Marili Cancio

The Herald really should re-consider whoever writes the political stories' headlines. If this story were about Obama's accomplishments, the headline would read "Best unemployment rates since 2009" or something to that effect but since in this case the Kudos go to Gov Rick Scott (let's get to work)and to his GOP administration you have to find a "but" to qualify the success of his policies that are helping our economy.


Unemployment numbers are comprised of those that are in the job market for the past 30 days. It does not include those that have not been in the job market in the last 30 days: people who have given up looking; those that have gone off unemployment because it has run out. One solution to unemployment is High Speed Universities check it out

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