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WUSF News Staff
Fri June 15, 2012
Florida Unemployment Drops/Tampa Bay Unchanged in May
Florida's unemployment rate dipped again last month, dropping from 8.7 percent to 8.6 per cent.
After an April slump, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says the state added 5300 jobs in May.
For the year, 53,800 jobs have been created in Florida.
Florida still trails the national unemployment rate, which went up from 8.1 to 8.2 percent in May.
But, Florida is making up some ground, with unemployment dropping two percentage points in the past year.
The Tampa Bay area jobless rate was unchanged in May at 8.6 per cent.
The Bay area added 2500 jobs last month.