Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Steady

Florida's unemployment rate held steady at 3.3 percent last month, according to new numbers.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Disasters

New Loans Help Businesses Affected By Red Tide

If you own a small business in Manatee or Sarasota County and have been impacted by red tide, you are eligible to apply until Friday, Oct. 12.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

College Wins State Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida recently awarded a $201,500 grant to Manatee Technical College.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 3.9 to 3.8 percent last month, equaling the national figure.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Disasters

New State Website Created to Help Businesses Prepare for Hurricanes

The site includes information on resources available to Florida businesses before, during and after natural disasters.

06/08/2018 By Staff

On the Job

Florida February Employment Figures

The state's unemployment rate remains below the national average.

03/26/2018 By Staff

Data

Number of Florida Jobs Declines, But So Does Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee counties dropped between August and September.

10/20/2017 By staff

Data

State Unemployment Rate Drops

More than 22,000 private-sector jobs were created in Florida in August, while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent.

09/18/2017 By staff

Unemployment

State Presentation Covers New Unemployment Insurance System

Representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are visiting to introduce a new program that allows employers from across the country to respond to state unemployment insurance requests for information.

03/13/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

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.

01/23/2017 By staff

Data

Statewide Unemployment Rate Unchanged, But Local Rate Ticks Up

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee County increased slightly in July.

08/22/2016 Research by staff

Data

Statewide Unemployment Rate Steady

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent between May and June, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

07/22/2016 Research by staff

Environment

State Offers Loans to Businesses Affected By Algal Blooms

Gov. Rick Scott last week activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in nearby waterways.

07/19/2016 Research by staff