Florida job growth continues through October

Private-sector businesses in Florida added 32,000 jobs in October, dropping unemployment slightly in the state to 6.0 percent. That still remains slightly above the national unemployment rate of 5.8 percent with the creation of 214,000 jobs across the country. That marks the nation's lowest unemployment levels since July 2008 when President George W. Bush was in office. "As the state's … [Read more...]

Florida adds more jobs in August

Florida created 23,000 private sector jobs in August, once again exceeding the nation's growth rate. The statewide unemployment rate for August is 6.3 percent, down 0.8 percentage points from the August rate, according to a release from Gov. Rick Scott's office. The state's unemployment rate has dropped 4.8 percentage points since December 2010. "The creation of 23,000 private sector jobs in … [Read more...]

Florida continues to add to open job listings

A growing national economy continues to trickle down to the state level as the number of job openings in Florida grew nearly 5 percent in August. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says 11,899 more job openings were reported in the state last month, up 4.6 percent from July. That brings the total number of seasonally adjusted job openings to a little more than 273,000, which … [Read more...]