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Florida’s Unemployment Drops 2.0 Percent In One Year

From the Florida Economic Department of Opportunity, June 15, 2012: Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that Florida’s unemployment rate continued its decline, dropping to 8.6 in May 2012 – the lowest since December 2008.

Additional positive workforce trends include:

  • Florida’s number of unemployed fell below 800,000 for the first time since January 2009
  • Florida’s unemployment rates have declined over the year for 18 consecutive months
  • Florida’s unemployment rate has declined over the month for 11 consecutive months
  • Florida’s job growth rate has been positive over the year for 22 consecutive months

Continue reading this article at the Florida Economic Department of Opportunity web site.

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