Florida unemployment numbers trend downward for October
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - About 659,000 Floridians were out of work in October.
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, unemployment fell statewide to 6.5% from September’s 7.2%. In North Central Florida, Alachua County reported 4.3% unemployment, while Putnam County and Marion County reported the highest numbers in our area with 7.2% and 5.6% respectively.
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There were 659,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of over 10 million.
Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,593,200 last month, an increase of 51,600 jobs (+0.6%) over the month. The state lost 407,600 jobs over the year, a decrease of 4.5%.
Nationally, the number of jobs fell 6.1% over the year.
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