Miami Lost Over 7000 Jobs in February

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

With a lot of the country pulling itself out of the grip of recession, Miami is still seeing difficult times as proven by the jobs numbers from February of this year. Over 7,000 jobs vanished in Miami alone, though the unemployment rate in Florida at 7.7% is sitting better than the nation.

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent for the month of February according to new numbers released from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The 7.7 percent rate was down 0.2 percent from the revised January number of 7.9 percent and was a 1.3 percentage point drop from one year ago. The numbers translated to 729,000 Floridians without a job out of a labor force of 9,427,000.

In Broward County, the unemployment rate in February continued to plummet, dropping to 6.2 percent from a revised January rate of 6.7 percent. Broward’s unemployment rate was also a 1.6 percent drop from the same time in 2012.


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