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August 16, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in July. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday the rate moving from 3.4 percent in June to 3.3 percent. DeSantis said more than 28,000 jobs were created across Florida in July, and more than 218,000 added in the past year. The state remains...
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Dreamstime
August 03, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent...
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April 06, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government's jobs report suggests the labor market remains healthy. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for the sixth straight...
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March 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy. The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the strongest in 1½...
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November 03, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September. The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, from 4.2 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion. The unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent, matching a 16-year low first reached in May, the...
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July 24, 2017 - 5:02 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The jobless rate in Florida dropped from 4.3 percent in May to 4.1 percent...the lowest since June 2007, when it was 4.0 percent. It's also lower than the national average. Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement in Las Vegas Friday morning. The...
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May 05, 2017 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a reassuring sign that the economy’s slump in the first three months of the year will likely prove temporary. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent — its lowest point in a decade — from 4...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE (by Alan Spector/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The chairman of the Appropriations Committee in the Florida Senate says they'll find the money to give prison guards a pay raise this year. That was welcome news for Corrections Secretary Julie Jones, who says she can't hire people fast enough to...
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