Florida Unemployment at Lowest Mark Since January 2009
The state’s unemployment numbers continued to decline, falling to 8.7 percent, the lowest mark since January 2009, according to figures released Friday.
The latest figures estimate that 804,000 Floridians were listed as jobless last month, down from 836,000 in March, when the statewide unemployment mark was 9 percent, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
The monthly total is 1.9 percent lower than where the state was a year ago.
Florida still lags behind the nation, which has an 8.1 percent unemployment rate.
More to come.