Florida unemployment rate drops to 3.2%


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis smiles during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s unemployment rate is 3.2%, or 0.3 percentage points below the national rate.

The state released figures Friday that show unemployment in September dropping slightly below the 3.3% rate in August.

There were 336,000 unemployed Floridians out of a workforce of 10.4 million people. The state added 11,100 jobs in September.

Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2%, followed by Okaloosa County at 2.3% and St. Johns County at 2.4%.

Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.1%, followed by Hardee County at 5.6% and Citrus and Highlands counties at 4.3%.


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