DEO: Job Rates in Florida & PBC Down .08% From July 2017

posted by Joel Malkin - 

Jobs Added To Economy In April Pushes Unemployment Rate Down To 4.4 Percent

Florida's jobless rate was down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.  

July's unemployment rate sat at 4.1%, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.  There were 411,000 people still out of work in Florida.  

The jobless rate was unchanged from June 2017.  

While Palm Beach County's unemployment rate actually ticked up a tenth of a percent from June to July, the 4.5% rate last month was down from 5.3 percent in July 2016.  

We'll get more in-depth on the local numbers and find out what industries grew the most jobs in the past year when we hear from Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the DEO on Monday's Morning Rush.  Listen for local news at the top and bottom of each hour, after Fox News from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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