Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

Jax unemployment jumps…

According to the Labor Department, Jacksonville’s unemployment rate jumped to 7.4% in December. That increase places Jacksonville 33rd out of the nations 49 largest metropolitan areas.  This is a rather significant increase over November’s numbers of 7%.  To date, the only solution we have heard from our Mayor is frantic prayers that “Obama comes through” on the stimulus package.  I suppose asking for local leadership on this issue might be asking for too much…


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