Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

unemploymnet rate

Florida’s unemployment rate ticks up to 5% in January

in 2017 by

Florida’s unemployment rate ticked up in January, reaching 5 percent for the first time in a year. The January unemployment rate marks a slight uptick from December, when state officials reported an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. The statewide rate is higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.8 percent. Despite the increase in the unemployment rate, Gov. Rick Scott lauded private sector employers Monday for creating more than 50,000 jobs in January. The governor made the monthly jobs announcement…

Keep Reading

Go to Top