Florida Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 12%

By: AP; Governor's Press Office Press Release
By: AP; Governor's Press Office Press Release

UPDATE 1-21-2011

Statement from Governor Rick Scott Regarding Today’s Unemployment Data

Tallahassee, Fla. – “Today’s report of a 12 percent unemployment rate for Florida in December means that more than 1.1 million Floridians are jobless. This is not acceptable. The numbers reaffirm my commitment to getting Florida back to work, and prove that we must put job creation first by making Florida the best place to do business.”



Florida began 2010 with a 12 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January and the state ended the year the same way in December.

State labor officials Friday said December's rate also was
unchanged from the 12 percent recorded in November. That continues
to leave Florida with about 1.1 million unemployed workers.

It's also 2.6 percentage points below the national figure for

The state's unemployment rate hovered at or near 12 percent
throughout the past year and set a modern record of 12.3 percent in

Its lowest mark last year was 11.4 percent in June.

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