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Florida’s October Employment Numbers Show Short-Term Job Gains, But All Sectors Down From Last Yea

The state posted a 6.5 percent unemployment rate for October, which is down .7 percent over the prior month.

But, the number of employed Floridians is down 675,000 since the year before, representing a 6.7 percent dip in employment since 2019. That’s out of a labor force numbering more than 10.1 million.

The data show seven out of 10 industry sectors in the state starting to bounce back from COVID-19’s catastrophic hit to the economy. But, compared to last year, all industries are still down. Read from source….