Florida Unemployment Rate Drops In August

Florida's unemployment rate drops in August to 5.0-percent, down from 5.1-percent in July.

Adrienne Johnston with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says at the start of the pandemic, between February and April of 2020, Florida lost 1.2-million jobs statewide but the recovery continues to be strong.

Johnston adds Florida's labor force grew by 65-thousand people in August.

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