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Unemployment numbers continue to decrease in Florida


New employment figures released today show the rate of unemployment in Florida has dropped for the eight month in a row. WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with University of Florida Economics Professor Dave Denslow, who says that an increase in tourism related jobs is helping the Florida economy.

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