How the state unemployment rate has dropped from 17.3% to 10.4% in just five years
When I joined the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in January, it was the first job-creation agency in the state to have a digital assistant, an office where they could send job applications and make phone calls with an iPad, a computer and a pen.
The digital assistant was a big deal because it helped them cut through the bureaucratic red tape that was plaguing the agency’s website.
Now the state has one, too.
But as the unemployment rate continues to fall, that assistant may not be as useful.
Statewide, the unemployment is at a record low of 8.6%, down from 10.9% in November.
It’s not because people are working fewer hours or staying home less.
But it’s because Florida is the first state in the country to eliminate the “unemployed” label in its unemployment rate.
The new, revised rate is what it was before.
For Florida, the new rate is the lowest in nearly a decade.
But that doesn’t mean Florida’s job market is healthier.
That’s because it’s a “continuous recovery,” meaning that more people are employed and looking for work.
But in many states, like New York and Texas, the job market has been weakening and the unemployment rates remain high.
And that’s where the data has some interesting lessons.
In December, The Wall Street Journal published a story titled “Jobless Rates Rise in U.S. in January as Job Creation Still Slow.”
That article detailed a massive drop in unemployment that was “the most dramatic since December 2008.”
The unemployment rate rose to 7.9%.
It was the lowest rate since June 2011.
But the story also noted that the “number of people seeking jobs has fallen in each of the past five months, to the lowest level since March 2011.”
That means Florida is experiencing a “recovered job market.”
The reason for the recovery is simple: the economy has been growing and the economy is creating jobs.
The problem is, most Americans don’t realize that the economy isn’t growing.
Instead, they see it growing slowly, slowly and steadily.
The WSJ article cited a study by the Economic Policy Institute and The Urban Institute, both nonpartisan economic think tanks, that found the unemployment increase is due to a decline in workers’ wages.
But what economists don’t tell Americans is that the number of people receiving government benefits and the number receiving unemployment benefits have also declined, as the WSJ piece pointed out.
For example, in January 2017, the U.N. Department of Labor released the first data set to measure the number and rate of people out of work, which showed the unemployment level in Florida had dropped from 13.9 percent in November to 7 percent in January.
That number is also down from October 2016 when the unemployment was 12.5 percent.
The U.C. San Diego Labor Center report also pointed out that “the number of part-time workers employed by employers has fallen over the past year.”
That includes people who were hired by companies that had laid off employees.
In December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment for people working part-timers fell from 9.2 percent to 7% over the same period.
So why is it that the U-verse of the UBS Group has been so successful at finding new workers?
One of the main reasons is that they’ve been able to hire more of them.
“The reason is that when the economy slows down, when people can’t find work, they look for another job,” said Matt D’Alessandro, a senior economist at UBS.
He said there’s been a lot of churn at the job-creating industries in Florida.
But, he said, the numbers are looking positive.
The good news is that Florida has found ways to attract and retain more people than ever before.
According to the UCCS, the state’s economy added a record-high 5.6 million jobs last year, which is the second-largest increase in the nation behind only California.
That growth is being driven by the fact that many of the companies that were hiring people before have gone out of business.
Florida’s economy also saw a significant increase in people in their 20s and 30s who are currently looking for jobs.
But while the state is looking to attract more people, the good news isn’t limited to Florida.
The U.K. also has a booming economy and many companies have already laid off workers.
But according to The Economist, Britain has seen its unemployment drop from 9% in October to just 5.5% now.
That means the UBR Group has found another reason to be optimistic.
“There are so many good jobs, there is so much opportunity,” D’Angelo said.
“But I think if we all just worked together we could make the most of it.”