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Florida unemployment falls in April, but state loses jobs

The seasonably adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in April, down from 9.0 percent in March. One year ago, the unemployment rate was 10.6 percent.

There were five Florida counties with unemployment rates higher than 10 percent, down from 10 in March.

However, there was some troubling news. The state lost 2,700 non-agriculture jobs over the month, even though that is less than 0.1 percent. And the report notes that Florida is growing jobs at half the rate of the United States, which has an unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.

Monroe County had the state's lowest unemployment rate in April at 4.8 percent. The Department of Economic Opportunity's announcement noted that counties with the highest proportion of government employees tend to have the lowest unemployment rates.

Flagler County had the highest unemployment rate: 11.6 percent.

Click here to read the full report from the Department of Economic Opportunity.


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George Fuller

Better get Scott busy hustling jobs for Florida......but remind him we want legal workers hired

rick frans

where are all the jobs scott promised us???? You know its bad when his own cronies wont creat jobs in florida


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The President and Congress really screwed the unemployed by watering down the benefits too early, so the Ui numbers and rate LOOK GOOD before the election this Fall. It is no coincidence that the numbers keep dropping and are designed to do so to make it look like a neat little resolved "problem" that wrapped up just as Mr. Hope and Change finishes out the term. This works well because people have RUN OUT of AID and are no longer counted, as unemployed even though they are out of work, The BLS does not count you as UNEMPLOYED, if you are a "discouraged worker". Really?

Put that information together with the published DOL ERRORS in EUC08 Implementation, that force claimants to serve out older and terminated EUC Accounts until full exhaustion before being "allowed" to be eligible for the most recent benefit years claim, and you can see that the Feds are really doing a number on the people suffering the most from the global economic mess THEY CREATED.

This is why I started this page to try to EXPOSE the ERRORS that the US Government is using to harm and control the unemployed while subverting the Recovery Act to make sure Struggling Workers and Families get LESS ARRA MONEY than they are owed by LAW.The Evidence PROVING this is found here,based on an appeal case I won that exposed this problem:

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