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Unemployment Tops 8 Percent

January 23rd, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Floridas unemployment rate is now 8.1 percent, which is nine-tenths of a point higher than the national average. There are now 255,000 more Floridians out of work than there were a year ago. A staggering 752,000 people are looking for work in the Sunshine State. Florida’s December 2008 unemployment rate is the highest since September 1992, when the rate was 8.9 percent. Read the release here, including county by county numbers


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