Unemployment Rates Down
Unemployment rates numbers are out for the month of February and they're offering a glimmer of hope from last month. They didn't go down by much, but the closing of one business gave an enterprising young man a chance to earn some extra money.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Florida's employment increased with over 22 thousand people getting jobs, putting Florida third in the nation. These numbers shed light on one teen's future employment.
Seventeen year old Justin McKinnon says he takes every chance he can get to make some extra cash. He says, "I work at an auto shop in Ocala and my uncle knew a guy who knew a guy and that's how I got this" This isn't how the average seventeen year old spends his Saturday afternoon. But the closing of this Borders store gave McKinnon an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
Despite McKinnon's difficulty in finding work the unemployment rates did go down from last month. Alachua County still with the lowest and Marion with the highest. But all counties in Florida do show a decrease. Congressman Cliff Stearns stopped in North Central Florida This afternoon to talk to the people about various issues one of which was job growth.
Sterns credits the University of Florida and Shands teaching Hospital for creating jobs in Alachua County. For the rural counties of north central Florida Stearns looks to the changing seasons for more jobs.
McKinnon will continue to pick up whatever jobs he can.
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