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Unemployment Up

July 17th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

From AWI: Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2009 is 10.6 percent. This represents 970,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,192,000. The unemployment rate is 0.3 percentage point higher than the revised May rate of 10.3 percent and is up 4.6 percentage points from the June 2008 rate. The states current unemployment rate is 1.1 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was higher than June 2009 was October 1975 when it was 11.0 percent.

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