Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jacksonville unemployment rises to 11.5%

Metro Jacksonville’s unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent in January from an adjusted figure of 11.1 percent in December 2010.

Florida’s comparable, not seasonally adjusted, rate was 11.8 percent in January, up from an adjusted figure of 11.7 percent in December, and the national rate was 9.8 percent, up from 9.1 percent.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 11.9 percent, down from 12 percent in December. The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation reported this morning that the state lost 12,900 jobs (-0.2 percent) from December.

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