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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

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American Unemployment Ticks Up Slightly

The American economy added 156,000 new jobs in August, while the unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent.

09/01/2017 By staff

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Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 209,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent.

08/04/2017 By staff

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138,000 Jobs Added in May

The American economy added 138,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent.

06/02/2017 By staff

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Florida Unemployment Rate Drops

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month, down 0.3 percentage points from March.

05/22/2017 By staff

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Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

The American economy added 211,000 new jobs during the month of April and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.4 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

05/09/2017 By staff

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Florida Ranked the 13th Most 'Stressed' State

The ranking is based on stress levels related to work, money, family, health and safety.

04/04/2017 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

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Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The American economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent.

03/10/2017 By staff

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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

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Wages Up in 2016

The American economy added 156,000 new jobs in the month of December, continuing a record streak of 75 consecutive months of job growth.

01/06/2017 By staff

Florida Jobs

State Releases Unemployment Stats for November

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up 0.1 percent from October.

12/16/2016 By staff

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Unemployment Rate Drops

The American economy added 178,000 new jobs and the country's unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent during the month of November, according to new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers released Friday.

12/02/2016 By staff

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Unemployment Rate for Those with Disabilities Down in Sarasota, Up in Manatee

The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities dropped from 10.8 to 8.7 percent nationally and from 16.2 to 11.7 percent in Sarasota County in the past year, while the rate rose in Manatee County from 9.4 to 11.3 percent.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

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U.S. Economy Adds 156,000 Jobs

The United States economy added 156,000 new jobs in the month of September and the national unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent.

10/07/2016 Research by staff

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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

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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