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Unemployment Down in Florida as Election Season Approaches


The last unemployment numbers before the November elections were released on Friday. Unemployment is down and jobs are up in the state of Florida.

Florida businesses created 12,800 private-sector jobs  in September of 2014, decreasing unemployment from 6.3 to 6.1 percent from this past August. Jesse Panuccio is Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

 “In terms of where we are as a state in the economy, I think it shows a continuing strong economic recovery as a state, and that the policies that we've put in place over the last few years are working,” Panuccio said. “We put in place low tax policies and business communities are responding by adding jobs."

Florida’s unemployment rate has declined or held steady for 46 of the last 49 months.

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