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
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.