Florida unemployment drop among best in the country

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Florida has posted the second-largest percentage drop in unemployment over the past year, trailing only New Mexico, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report Tuesday. Florida unemployment fell to 10 percent in November, down from 11.9 percent in November, 2010. In the same period, New Mexico’s jobless rate fell 2.1 percentage points, from 8.6 to 6.5 percent. The state added a net 98,100 jobs over the past year, a tally behind only California (up 233,100 jobs) and Texas (up 226,000 jobs).

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