Tag Archives: unemployment rate

Despite Positive Statewide Unemployment Trend, Homelessness Rising In Gainesville

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Although there has been a drop in the state-wide unemployment rate, the Alachua County homelessness rate has done the opposite. Why?

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In the News: Gainesville streetcar debate, SEC TV network, national unemployment down, Jell-O wrestling at Santa Fe

By on May 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:26 am

National streetcar debate hits Gainesville – The Gainesville City Commission is negotiating with a consultant to conduct a survey about the possibility of a streetcar system in Gainesville. The project’s projected construction cost is $128 million. The Gainesville Sun SEC [...]

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Unemployment drops to 7.7 percent, now lowest level in four years

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

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In the News: Woman escapes rapist, woman thrown on subway tracks, debt ceiling agreement, Florida unemployment, Hernando officer arrested

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Woman protected from rapist by boy, 14, with hunting knife after she leaps from car – A central Michigan woman escaped her attacker Wednesday night and fled to a house, where she called 911. Alone inside the house were a [...]

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In the News: job growth, woman survives mountain, Egyptian protest, Middleton nurse dies, Zimmerman demands

By on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Job Growth Is Steady Despite Storm and Fiscal Impasse – A report released Friday by the Labor Department showed the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, which is the lowest level in four years. The economy created 146,000 jobs in [...]

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In the News: foreclosure benefits stalled, Zimmerman trial, Latino voters, Paul Ryan in Ocala, unemployment drops

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Attorney General Pam Bondi, lawmakers haggle over millions in foreclosure cash – Florida claims first place in the number of foreclosed homes and the number of people on the verge of losing their homes. But according to a Thursday report, [...]

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State’s unemployment rate drops to lowest in three years

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

New numbers out today from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show the unemployment rate has decreased in the state, falling to 9.4%. That’s the lowest it’s been in three years. Regionally, Workforce Connection reports the rate in Citrus, Levy [...]

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