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Robert Trigaux

Every major metro area in Florida saw its jobless rate increase in June from May

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Wake up and good morning. Is unemployment heading north again in Florida? In all 20 of the state's major metropolitan areas, the jobless rate increased in June over May, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Now one month's numbers hardly confirm a trend, but when the jobless rates rise in all 20 metro areas measured by labor economists, it's a clear sign that whatever momentum had been building to boost jobs here has, for now, taken a holiday. The good news is that 16 of these 20 metro areas had lower jobless rates in June 2011 than a year ago in June 2010.

Read more from the AP in USA Today and the New York Times.

Here are all 20 Florida metro area unemployment rates. The figures, which are not seasonally adjusted, are in percentages.

         June 2011  May 2011 June 2010

Florida 11.1 10.5 11.4

Cape Coral-Fort Myers 11.6 10.9 12.7

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 7.4 7 7.6

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 11 10.5 11.8

Gainesville 8.3 7.3 8.4

Jacksonville 10.3 9.7 11

Lakeland-Winter Haven 11.7 10.9 12.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 11.8 11.4 11.5

Naples-Marco Island 11.3 9.9 11.9

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota 10.9 10.3 11.9

Ocala 12.6 12 13.6

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 10.4 9.9 11.2

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 11.3 10.8 11.1

Palm Coast 14.6 13.8 15

Panama City-Lynn Haven 9.5 9.4 9.1

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 10.2 9.5 10.4

Port St Lucie 12.5 11.7 13

Punta Gorda 11.1 10.4 12.1

Sebastian-Vero Beach 13.5 12.5 14

Tallahassee 8.6 7.8 8.5

Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater 11.1 10.6 11.9

-- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, St. Petersburg Times

 

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 8:05am]

    

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