Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Florida’s unemployment rate hits 10.2%

"The seasonally adjusted rate for May is 10.2 percent. That translates to 943,000 unemployed out of a labor force of 9.2 million, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation."

"Nationwide, the unemployment rate is 9.4 percent."

"The state’s unemployment rate is up 4.4 percentage points from the same period a year ago. The last time the rate was higher was October 1975, when it was 11 percent."

"The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan statistical area was 9.7 percent, up from 9.3 percent in April and 5.2 percent a year ago. The rate in Duval County was 10.2 percent, up from 9.8 percent in April and 5.4 percent a year earlier."

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