Broward County Unemployment Increases Above National Rate

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The unemployment rate in Florida didn't change -- still at 10.6 percent for June -- but Broward County, among others in South Florida, posted growing unemployment rates.

Broward County passed the national unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, increasing from 9 percent in May to 9.5 percent in June.

Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties also saw their unemployment rates increase, to 11 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively.

The state's Agency for Workforce Innovation reported that 982,000 Florida residents are currently out of work.

Over the entire South Florida metropolitan area, unemployment increased from 11.4 percent to 11.8 percent between May and June.

The state reported 88,633 unemployed people in Broward County in May, while it reports 94,075 unemployed for June.

A total of 16,000 government jobs were lost between May and June, causing the largest industry job loss in the state.


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jaded45
jaded45

Rick Scott is destroying our state.  Like the manbashersclubgifts.com Dick Scott Voodoo Doll T-Shirts and Mugs say: He is "Robbin Da' Hood, Stealing from the poor to give to the rich" (instead of Robin Hood).

R. D. M.
R. D. M.

It's almost August, how can you not blame Rick Scott?  Such a smart business man that the unemployment rate keeps rising?  where are all the businesses that are supposed to relocate here?

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Thanks Rick Scott!  With you running things, it looks like we are at least number one in this area..

Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

You meant to say Obama right? Don't be totally stupid.RS has only been in office a few months.The clouds will clear on 01/20/2013. 

And yes Rick Scott sucks ass but this has nothing to do with him...YET! ;)))

jaded45
jaded45

RS has only been in office a few months, but has done enough damage for a life time, and will continue to do with his radical agendas to cut education etc... to give the money cut to big business who have been getting big $ and have failed to create jobs.  They take the money and put it in their pockets.  Trickle down theory has beavers building dams called big corporations and people like Rick Scott who keep giving them the logs!  It doesn't work.  The last more than a decade proves it!  We didn't get here within the last 3 years.  This is due to polices that the infamous George W. Bush and Brother Jeb and all their croonies who have been in power for the duration, have put into place, that have drained Florida dry!

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Those are STATE government jobs.  So yes, it IS Rick Scott and not Obama.

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