More than 1 million Floridians out of work; jobless rate still risingby Dara Kam | December 18th, 2009
Florida’s unemployment rate jumped again last month, climbing to 11.5 percent with more than 1 million workers out of a job.
The state’s unemployment rate climbed .2 percent from October’s jobless rate and is 4.8 percentage points higher than it was in November last year.
Florida’s unemployment rate is 1.5 percent higher than the nation’s jobless rate and is the highest in 34 years.
As in previous months, construction and trade, transportation and utilities businesses lost the most jobs.
Read the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s press release on the new jobless numbers here.