Economy

Broward County Unemployment Increases Above National Rate

The unemployment rate in Florida didn't change -- still at 10.6 percent for June -- but Broward County, among others in South Florida, posted growing unemployment rates.

Broward County passed the national unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, increasing from 9 percent in May to 9.5 percent in June.

Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties also saw their unemployment rates increase, to 11 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively.

The state's Agency for Workforce Innovation reported that 982,000 Florida residents are currently out of work.

Over the entire South Florida metropolitan area, unemployment increased from 11.4 percent to 11.8 percent between May and June.

The state reported 88,633 unemployed people in Broward County in May, while it reports 94,075 unemployed for June.

A total of 16,000 government jobs were lost between May and June, causing the largest industry job loss in the state.


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