Florida unemployment up in May, still below national rate

Florida Unemployment

(Getty Images)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida unemployment rate is significantly below the national level even as it slightly ticked up in May.

Statistics released by the state on Friday showed May unemployment was 4.9%, or 0.1 percentage point above April’s rate. The federal unemployment rate was 5.8%.

Florida’s unemployment is far below the 14.2% rate in May 2020.

Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.1%, followed by St. Johns County at 3.2% and Wakulla County at 3.5%. Miami-Dade County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.7%, followed by Hamilton and Osceola counties at 6.6% each.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus Need-to-Know Info

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss