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Florida is now facing the largest unemployment rate in the state’s history. The Agency for Workforce Innovation just released its unemployment figures for February and the unemployment rate went up to 12.2 percent. In February 2009, the figure stood at 9.2 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate remains way above the national average which stands at 9.7 percent. Palm Coast and Ocala both had unemployment rates over 15 percent. Of the 23 largest communities in Florida, only Tallahassee, Gainesville and Ft.
For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, March 29, 2013 USDL-13-0544 Technical information: Employment: (202) 691-6559 * email@example.com * www.bls.gov/sae Unemployment: (202) 691-6392 * firstname.lastname@example.org * www.bls.gov/lau Media contact: (202) 691-5902 * PressOffice@bls.gov REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2013 Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in February. Twenty-two states had unemployment rate decreases, 12 states had increases, and 16 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, 10 states had increases, and 3 states had no change.
Issues in Labor Statistics | Summary 10-02 | March 2010 PDF file of this Issue in Labor Statistics | Other Issues in Labor Statistics by Jessica Helfand U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
by Jeff Ostrowski The region’s jobless rates fell slightly in February but remained near their highest levels since the 1992 recession, and Florida unemployment rose to its highest number on record. Palm Beach County unemployment dipped to 12.4 percent last month from 12.5 percent in January, the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation said today. Martin County’s jobless rate dropped to 13.2 percent in February from 13.6 percent in January. St.
By Alexandra Twin, senior writer March 26, 2010: 6:31 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks closed mixed Friday, ending another up week, as investors considered the Greek bailout package, reports of a naval conflict between North and South Korea and a weaker U.S. dollar. The Dow Jones industrial average ( INDU ) added a few points.
By Julianne Pepitone , staff reporter January 22, 2010: 2:55 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A total of 43 states reported rising jobless rates in December, reversing signs of improvement seen the month before, according to a government report released Friday. Overall, jobless rates increased in those states and the District of Columbia last month and fell in four states, according to the Labor Department's monthly report on state unemployment.
New employment statistics released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee's unemployment rate has increased 88 percent in the last five years The state’s unemployment rate has grown from 5.7 percent in 2005 to 10.7 percent in 2010, according to the bureau. In Memphis, the unemployment rate grew from 7.3 percent in January 2005 to 11.3 percent in January of this year, an increase of 55 percent. BLS data also shows that teens in Tennessee are having an increasingly hard time finding work. Teen unemployment in Tennessee averaged 28.5 percent in 2009; in 2005, that number was only 19.2 percent. “The recession may be ending, but the recovery has yet to trickle down to young Americans,” said Michael Saltsman, research fellow at the Employment Policies Institute, in a statement.