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.