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Florida unemployment drops a notch to 10.6 percent

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October

Florida's unemployment rate fell to 10.6 percent in September after holding steady at 10.7 percent for three months, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday.

Gov. Rick Scott held an impromptu media teleconference to release the numbers this morning from Brazil, where he had just arrived on a trade mission.

Even more encouraging than the unemployment dip, Scott said, was the estimate that Florida created a net 22,300 new jobs in September alone. That adds up to a net gain of 92,400 jobs since January, he said.

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[Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2011 11:40am]

    

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