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Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida's unemployment rate in December held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged from November, according to figures released last Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The rate in Sarasota County decreased from 4.6 percent to 4.3 percent between November and December, matching the rate in December 2015, while the rate in Manatee County dropped from 4.6 percent to 4.4 percent between November and December.