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January 22nd, 2021 by Mike Vasilinda

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Unemployment
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Anchor Lead
Florida has experience eight straight months of job growth according to the report released today from the Department of Economic Opportunity. As Jake Stofan tells us the Department says it’s seeing positive sign in the Florida economy with jobs increasing and unemployment rates dropping.
Supers:
0:14-0:19 Adrienne Johnston
Economist, DEO
0:28-0:37 Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation
0:42-0:47 Adrienne Johnston
Economist, DEO
0:47-0:56 –1:Jake Stofan
1:07-1:12 Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation
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The Florida Chamber attributes the positive economic trend in Florida to the state’s decision to reopen schools and businesses. Florida sits half a point lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.
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Florida’s unemployment rate for December was 6.1 percent.
It’s down two tenths of a percent from November, but even as the unemployment rate improves, there are still pockets of sky high unemployment in tourism heavy counties.
SOT  Adrienne Johnston
Economist, DEO
“And so just the nature of their industry makeup has led to an elevated unemployment rate.”
But Chief Economist for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Dr. Jerry Parrish has high hopes for a faster than anticipated recovery of the state’s tourism industry.
SOT Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation
“I will guarantee you that as soon as people get vaccinated and feel comfortable again, we’re going to see a big return of visitors from other states and other countries.”
And DEO says overall, the numbers are trending in the right direction.
SOT  Adrienne Johnston
Economist, DEO
“Seeing labor force actually increasing while our unemployment rate is going down.”
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“While the numbers are trending in the right direction, the state still has a ways to go to get to its pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 2.8 percent.”
But as  the Chamber points out, four of the state’s major industries, manufacturing, construction, finance and education and health services have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels.
SOT Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation
“So other than leisure and hospitality, which has obviously taken a big hit, I think Florida is doing really well.”
Florida’s new unemployment rate represents 614,000 people out of a job and actively looking for a new one.
DEO’s report also identified at least 64,000 people who stopped looking for work all together and therefore not counted in the unemployment rate.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Unemployment

Edius 1

Anchor Lead

Florida has experience eight straight months of job growth according to the report released today from the Department of Economic Opportunity. As Jake Stofan tells us the Department says it’s seeing positive sign in the Florida economy with jobs increasing and unemployment rates dropping.

Supers:

0:00-0:16 Jake Stofan

0:16-0:20 Adrienne Johnston

Economist, DEO

0:30-0:39 Dr. Jerry Parrish

Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation

0:39-0:57 Jake Stofan

Anchor Tag

The Florida Chamber attributes the positive economic trend in Florida to the state’s decision to reopen schools and businesses. Florida sits half a point lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

Unemployment LOOK LIVE

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“Florida’s unemployment rate for December was 6.1 percent. It’s down two tenths of a percent from November, but even as the unemployment rate improves, there are still pockets of sky high unemployment in tourism heavy counties.”

SOT Adrienne Johnston

Economist, DEO

“And so just the nature of their industry makeup has led to an elevated unemployment rate.”

But Chief Economist for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Dr. Jerry Parrish has high hopes for a faster than anticipated recovery of the state’s tourism industry.

SOT Dr. Jerry Parrish

Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation

“I will guarantee you that as soon as people get vaccinated and feel comfortable again, we’re going to see a big return of visitors from other states and other countries.”

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“And Florida’s new unemployment rate represent 614,000 people out of a job an actively looking for a new one. DEO’s report also estimates 64,000 people are without a job because they’ve stopped looking for work all together.”

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