Florida’s August Unemployment Rate 4.7 Percent, Annual Job Growth Rate 3.4 percent

By  //  September 17, 2016

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Governor Rick Scott announced today that December was the strongest month for new housing permits in 2015, with 10,545 permits authorized across the state in December.

For the fourth consecutive month, Florida’s unemployment stayed at 4.7 percent in August. However, according to a report issued by Gov. Rick Scott, the state still added jobs at a healthy pace, according to to a report released released Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – For the fourth consecutive month, Florida’s unemployment stayed at 4.7 percent in August. However, according to a report issued by Gov. Rick Scott, the state still added jobs at a healthy pace, according to to a report released released Friday.

Florida businesses created 22,600 private-sector jobs across the state during August 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,191,900 jobs.

Florida’s statewide unemployment rate of 4.7 percent is the lowest rate since November 2007. For the 53rd consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.4 percent is also exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.9 percent.

More than 33,058 Floridians were placed in jobs by the state’s other 25 regional workforce boards.

CLICK HERE to see the August 2016 employment data.


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