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Florida unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

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Updated: 11/22/2013 11:16 am
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the statewide unemployment rate for September was 6.8 percent and 6.7 percent for October.

The state gained 20,800 private sector jobs in September and 46,400 private sector jobs in October. Florida’s annual job growth rate from October 2012 to October 2013 is the fastest since June 2006.

The 46,400 new private sector jobs were added last month were the most growth in a month since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded or been equal to the nation’s job growth rate since March 2012.

The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average of 7.3 percent since March 2013. Florida has created 440,900 private sector jobs since December 2010.

For local resources on finding a job, contact Worksource.
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nativejax - 11/22/2013 6:13 PM
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It has already been proven the OBama administration lied and fudged the employment rate to get him re-elected.

Larry - 11/22/2013 12:49 PM
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Remember, they are counting only those people who are receiving unemployment pay. This is not related to how many people are actually out of work and unemployed, just the count on how many people the state is paying money to. Once a person has received the maximum number of unemployed checks, they drop off the state's unemployed counts, and basically the state now treats them as now being employed, even though that is not really true. What they need to state if they want to say it correctly, "We are handing out unemployment check to 6.7% of our state population. There is an additional 8% we have stopped paying unemployment money to and they are still unemployed.

angels072258 - 11/22/2013 11:01 AM
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Yeah that's true my son was one of them just 2 months from Christmas.
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