Unemployment level at lowest mark since April 2009

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For the first time in more than 2 ½ years, Florida’s unemployment rate is in single digits at 9.9%. Florida Governor Rick Scott says this is an encouraging improvement that hinged largely on growth in private business.

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For the last 11 of 12 months, unemployment has stayed steady or declined. Scott says this is largely because of changes enacted since he took office.

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He says there is still work to be done, but the current trends point towards a better economic future.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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