State Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Stays Steady

Sep 16, 2016

DEO Chief Cissy Proctor
Credit State of Florida

Florida’s unemployment rate for August hasn’t budged, but the state continues to add jobs. 

Florida’s August unemployment rate is 4.7 percent.  It was 4.7 in May and June as well, but state jobs czar Cissy Proctor says employers are hiring.

“Businesses across the state added another 22,600 private sector jobs in August," Proctor says. "It takes the total number of jobs created under the governor’s administration to over 1,191,000 private sector jobs.”

Proctor says there are another 250,000 openings remaining.  Although Florida’s unemployment rate is in neutral, it’s two tenths of a percent lower than the national rate.