The unemployment rate in Florida is now 8.5% for the first time in five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Florida has experienced a significant drop in joblessness since the recession.
But the state is still dealing with an unemployment rate that’s higher than that of any other state in the country.
What’s happening in Florida?
The numbers are hard to pin down.
Florida is a small state and has a high rate of people who are unemployed or underemployed, but that doesn’t mean that the state’s jobless rate is high.
Florida ranks among the top 10 states in terms of jobless rates, according the BLS.
It’s one of only six states where the unemployment rate is higher than the national rate.
For the first five months of 2018, the state had a jobless unemployment rate of 7.1%, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis data.
In 2018, Florida has also seen a significant increase in the number of people seeking help through unemployment benefits.
More than 8,000 people were eligible for unemployment benefits in the first half of 2018.
About 8,200 were unemployed or marginally attached to a job in Florida, according of the BLEA.
The number of unemployed Floridians has been increasing since last year.
About 9,000 more Floridian are currently out of the labor force, according Bureau of Labour Statistics data.
The numbers for unemployment in Florida are based on a survey conducted from August to November of each year, and they include both individuals who have been unemployed for at least five weeks and those who have worked in the past month.
The unemployment rates of Florida’s cities and counties are similar to those of the rest of the U, and the rates in the state are similar as well.
What is Florida’s unemployment rate?
The BLS estimates that Florida’s overall unemployment rate, as a percentage of the total population, stood at 6.1% in June 2018.
The state’s unemployment rates for each of the following three categories of people are also available: People aged 16 to 64: 4.4% (age group with the highest unemployment rate)