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Florida’s employment rate sits still

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Florida’s unemployment numbers were released this morning, and they’re looking the same as they looked in July. The rate for August was 10.7%, the same as it was in July. Nationally, the unemployment rate sat at 9.1% for August.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with UF Survey Research Center Director Chris McCarty about the numbers, what they say about unemployment in the state, and how they fit in the national context.

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About Chris Peralta

Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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