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Florida, Jacksonville Unemployment Rises

From The Jacksonville Business Journal:

The state’s unemployment rate hit 9.4 percent in February, up 4.2 percentage points from the same time last year and the highest since April 1976, when the rate also was 9.4 percent, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville area was 9.2 percent, ranking it 17th among the 23 metropolitan statistical areas in the state. In Duval County, the 9.5 percent unemplloyment was nearly double the 4.8 percent rate of February 2008. The other counties in Northeast Florida all saw their rates double: Clay to 8.9 percent, Nassau to 9 percent and St. Johns to 8.2 percent.

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