[UPDATE] Fla. Unemployment Numbers Worsen in November

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Florida labor officials report the state's unemployment rate is worsening with 12 percent of the state's work force now idled.

The Agency For Workforce Innovation reported Friday, Dec. 17 that more than 1.1 million Floridians were jobless in November. The agency says 55 of Florida's 67 counties reported double-digit unemployment for the month.

Florida's unemployment rate stood at 11.9 percent in October and
the November figures were far worse than the national unemployment
average of 9.8 percent.

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Officials noted that the counties with the lowest unemployment
rates were those with relatively high proportions of government
employment.

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Workforce Plus Statement:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor released employment and unemployment estimates for November 2010 today. These numbers reflect job growth in the Education and Health Services, Professional and Business Services, Leisure and Hospitality and Other Services (memberships/organizations) industries over the year. To take advantage of local job opportunities, WORKFORCE plus encourages job seekers in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties to attend the 8th annual “Get Connected” Job Fair January 18, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leon County Civic Center. Sponsored in part by Capital City Bank, Tallahassee Community College, Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, St. Marks Powder, MGT of America, Blank & Meenan.

The unemployment rates in the three counties that comprise the WORKFORCE plus region were 11.0 percent in Gadsden, 8.7 percent in Leon and 8.7 percent in Wakulla. Gadsden County’s unemployment rate is .8 percentage points higher that the October 2010 rate. Leon County’s unemployment rate is .9 percentage points higher that the October 2010 rate. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate is .8 percentage points higher than the October 2010 rate.


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  • by he has no clue on Dec 17, 2010 at 02:39 PM
    The moron spent 80 ba-jillion dollars on bailouts, stimulus and other useless programs and we're still here at 12% unemployment. I think I did read that he created 4 new govt jobs. Face it folks, this idiot and the rest of the fools in Washington have no clue as to what to do. Jobs will be created by small businesses, one and two at a time. Statement of fact. We got 1/2 of the idiots out in November, next election we need to get the other 1/2. I find it sobering that Harry Reid and company tried to give us a little parting gift of a huge federal govt budget that had billions in wasteful spending in it. Thank goodness it was stopped. Message to the slimeball politicians - STOP THE WASTE AND SPENDING!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 at 02:08 PM
    Every time I go to Walmart and see there "Fresh Cut Christmas Trees", I can't help but look for the "Made In China" sticker. Keep supporting companies like Walmart and you guarantee Americans Stay unemployed.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    People keep saying there are not any jobs. There are jobs people just dont want to work or they dont have the skill to do certain jobs. They just cant make great high paying jobs that anyone can do. Alot of people are just making excuses When the mail man stops bringing that check then maybe some of people will get ajob.-
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    MJM, you can't mandate job creation. What needs to happen is for the government (Local, State, and Federal) to loosen mandates, and get out of the way of businesses doing their jobs - creating goods and services that people need, and be able to compete in the world market.
  • by MJM on Dec 17, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    I keep hearing the bad news, but what is being done about it? Does anyone know of any policies that lawmakers are proposing to make things better?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 at 08:43 AM
    You mean the turtle tunnel wasnt enough to keep Floridians employeed....what about all the other shovel ready jobs that were promised by the chosen one? Another lie!
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