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.
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