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Florida jobless rate remains unchanged; Rick Scott touts job gains

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Florida’s unemployment rate remained flat in March at 5.7 percent, unchanged from February, but down .8 percent from a year ago, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity. The DEO report can be found here. It indicates there are 548,000 Floridians looking for work while another 33,000 fell out of the state labor pool compared with a month ago. The U.S. unemployment rate is 5.5 percent and 21 states have lower unemployment rates than Florida,…

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