Tag Archives: unemployment

Jobless rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in four years

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Florida labor officials say the state’s unemployment dropped to its lowest mark in nearly four years in October with 8.5 percent of the workforce still hunting for jobs. Although the figure is an improvement from September’s 8.7 percent unemployment in […]

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Election litigation to continue, fundraising for Florida justices, SCOTUS hears case, unemployment up

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls – In the post Bush vs. Gore era, this is what democracy looks like: lawyers and volunteers scrutinizing how ballots are distributed, scanned and stored. This election season […]

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Regional workforce connection cautions against job ad fraud

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Getting a job just got trickier. The Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties is now warning jobseekers to stay alert for scams using the names of legitimate businesses and organizations. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said the regional […]

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In the News: unemployment falls, UF hacked, state voter purge goes on, Apple remembers Steve Jobs, state Supreme Court lets statute stand

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous […]

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UF research center finds increase in consumer confidence, discusses effect

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Consumer confidence has reached the highest level in five years this past month and Chris McCarty said it is mostly due to positive economic changes. This increase in confidence could play a roll in the upcoming presidential debates and election.

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In The News: Oyster collapse, Trader Joe’s, Unemployment rate, Inmate turned pro football player, Pittsburgh standoff

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Florida’s unemployment rate unchanged at 8.8 percent – Tampa Bay Times – Florida’s unemployment stayed at 8.8 percent in August. A separate report stated that Florida added 23,200 jobs last month and is up 77,800 jobs compared to a year […]

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The state of the American worker in Florida this Labor Day Weekend

By and on August 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

WUFT discusses the state of the American worker with the community manager at the Marion County Workforce Connection.

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Tough times for blue collar workers

By on August 15th, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

While the economy continues with its ups and downs across various areas of the country, for Americans who work with their hands,  life is difficult.  Many blue collar workers are finding it’s a difficult time for them, as they go […]

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Firefighter jobs tough to come by

By on July 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Becoming a firefighter in north central florida is the same as it is in many other places.  It takes hard work, dedication, and education.  And as Florida’s 89 point one wuft-fm’s Dana Lewin reports, even though he’s trained as an […]

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Job numbers not as good as some expected

By on July 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

The monthly unemployment numbers were released today, and some were disappoined with what they had to say. Florida 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks takes a look at the new jobs report, and what it means for the country, state, and cities.

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