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Unemployment Rates in Flagler and Florida Improve Even as 15,300 Fewer Have Jobs

| January 18, 2013

Unemployment in December fell to 8 percent in Florida and 11.2 percent in Flagler County, lowest in four years, yet Florida lost more than 15,000 jobs, and Flagler lost 76, as the weak recovery combines with harsher rules discouraging workers from seeking unemployment benefits or staying in the labor force.

Florida Unemployment Falls Sharply to 8.1%, But Flagler’s Edges Back Up to 11.4%

| December 21, 2012

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in November, to 8.1 percent, from 8.5 percent last month–and 10.1 percent a year ago–but Flagler County’s unemployment rate rose a decimal point, to 11.4 percent.

Unemployment Drops Sharply in Flagler, to 11.3%, as State and U.S. Trends Also Improve

| November 16, 2012

Flagler County’s unemployment rate in September dropped sharply to 11.3 percent, from a revised 12 percent in August, as improving economies statewide and in the country continue to to trickle down. Flagler’s 11.3 percent rate is the lowest in four years: it was last at 11.3 in November 2008.

Flagler’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.9%, Its Lowest Level Since December 2008

| October 19, 2012

Flagler County may have a little something to cheer about: its unemployment rate in September fell to 11.9 percent, from 12.3 percent the month before. That’s the lowest unemployment rate in the county since December 2008, when it was 11.8 percent.

Florida Unemployment Unchanged at 8.8%, Flagler’s Dips Slightly, to 12.4% in August

| September 21, 2012

Florida’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August, at 8.8 percent, as the state added just 23,200 jobs–for a total of just 77,800 in the past 12 months–while Flagler County’s rate dipped to 12.4 percent. Flagler’s rate has been in the 12 percent range since February.

Unemployment Rises Again, to 8.8% in Florida And 12.7% in Flagler, Clouding Recovery

| August 17, 2012

After falling steadily by 2.1 percentage points over the past year and holding steady at 8.6 percent in June, Florida’s unemployment rate ticked back up to 8.8 percent in July, and there was a net job loss of 3,300 in the state.

Unemployment Lines: Throngs Turn Up for 220 Jobs at Red Lobster and Olive Garden

| February 9, 2011

More than 1,000 applicants–about a fifth of the county’s total unemployed–were expected on Wednesday alone, the first day of hiring at the two new restaurants, in an sign of enduring economic hardship.

Flagler Unemployment Spikes Back Up to 16.6% and Florida’s Back Up to 12%

| December 17, 2010

Just as Congress sent an $801 billion tax cut package that includes $57 billion in extended unemployment benefits, Florida’s and Flagler’s unemployment rates resume their climb. That climb should be brief, however.


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