The unemployment rate in Florida decreased slightly since last year and registered a rate of 3.3% in August, according to figures published this Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

By writing MiamiDiario

The figure, similar to that of July, means that 342.000 residents are out of work, out of a workforce of about 10.4 million people, reported cybercuba.

Florida's rate is even lower than the country's rate, 3.7%, and equally lower than what it showed during the months of March and April, when the rate of unemployed people was around 3.5% and 3.4%, respectively. .

The combined fields of education and health services grew the most over the past year, with 62.800 new jobs.

They are followed by professional and commercial services with 46.800 incorporated workers and in third place is the leisure sector, with another 23.500.

Regarding the territorial distribution, lhe Crestview-Fort Walton-Destin region in the Panhandle had the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.8%.

Behind are the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area, at 3.2%, and Gainesville, at 3.3%.

The highest unemployment numbers remain in the Homosassa Springs, Sebring and The Villages Metropolitan Statistical Areas, each at 5.2%.

The state's current rate is the same as it was in November 2018, when it hit its lowest level in the past 12 years. At that time, Governor Rick Scott explained that since December 2010, more than 1,67 million jobs had been created, which decreased the rate to 7,5 percentage points.

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