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August Unemployment Numbers Up Slightly


The August unemployment rates for Florida were released today. Changes were minimal from July to August.
Florida’s unemployment rate for August is 6.3%, slightly higher than the rate for July.

Florida has a higher unemployment than the U.S., with the national rate coming in at 6.1 percent. In the bay area, Hernando county has the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 percent.

Other Tampa Bay counties, Citrus, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk were relatively unchanged from July's numbers. August marked the 49th consecutive month with positive annual job growth in Florida according to state economists.