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Florida unemployment rate for March hits 9.7%



At least Florida hasn't joined California and the other members of the double-digit unemployment club … yet.

The state unemployment rate climbed to 9.7 percent in March, up from 9.4 percent a month earlier, according to figures released this morning by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. That translates to 893,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9.2 million.

Follow today's Florida unemployment story, and check out the state's unemployment leap since January 2008.

--Jeff Harrington, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:24am]


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