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More Floridians out of work

by Dara Kam | September 17th, 2010

Florida’s unemployment rate for August is 11.7 percent, a .2 percent jump from July, according to figures released by the state Agency for Workforce Innovation this morning. Another 16,000 jobs disappeared during the month.

The news isn’t all bad, however.

Although 1,084,000 Floridians don’t have a job – and those numbers don’t include those who’ve given up looking for work – the state’s annual job growth rate is up 0.4 percent, representing an increase of 29,800 jobs from last August.

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6 Responses to “More Floridians out of work”

  1. I THOUGHT Says:

    I thought the “stimulus” package was going to keep unemployment under 8%?? I thought passing a bill FORCING people to buy insurance was vital to the improvement of our economy? I thought passing a financial “reform” bill was going to loosen up credit and force companies to hire? I thought… well I guess I thought wrong.

  2. Educator Says:

    YOU CAN LOOK IT UP….  In December ’06.. DOW was at 14,000 – unemployment was at 4.6% – deficit was $260Billion…
    Then in January ’07 the Looney Liberals took over the Senate and the House! 

  3. Eric Says:

    Until jobs return, nothing else matters.
    How hard could this be for Washington to understand?

    The priority has to be on making this country business friendly.

    Having the 2nd highest corporate tax rate on the planet, and so many rules and expewnsive regulations that nobody can afford to comply, doesn’t exactly give hope for the future.

  4. lynn Jones Says:

    LET THOSE DUMMYCRATS SWEAT COME JAN 2ND ‘the man’ he will take it. Billions in stimulus money and Palm Beach County unemployment is well at 12.5%

    A typical family of four with a household income of $50,000 a year would have to pay $2,900 more in taxes in 2011, according to a new analysis by Deloitte Tax LLP, a tax consulting firm. The same family making $100,000 a year would see its taxes rise by $4,500.

  5. Henry C. Brewster Says:

    Forget about it. I’ve had to sell my four piece suit. My floor length sable mink. My snap-brim fedora and pumps. My 30′ Cadillac. A Brougham. My stable…

  6. Educator Says:

    How’s that capitalism working for you?

    So Sad, another Palm Beach County high school drop out is using my name above.

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