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Short-Listed For High-Tech Finance Company’s 250 Jobs, Flagler Seeks $500,000 in Incentives

| January 19, 2017

Flagler County government is making its most expensive pitch to attract 250 jobs, a high-tech finance company based in the Northeast and looking to expand either in Florida or Georgia.

“Halleluiah Jesus”: From “Project Hot Dog” to Foreign Investors, Flagler Sees Commercial Real Estate Turn-Around

| February 19, 2015

Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Chinese investors and local businesses looking to expand are resulting in robust new activity on Flagler’s long-dormant commercial real estate sector, the county’s economic development council learned this morning.

Stalled: Unemployment Remains at 10.7% in Florida, Ticks Up to 14.9% in Flagler

| September 16, 2011

As in the rest of the nation, job creation in Florida and Flagler is close to a standstill, with just 9,900 jobs created in July, leaving almost 1 million Floridians out of work.

Obama’s Job Gig: Pin-Up to GOP Voodoo

| September 9, 2011

What jobs program? Obama’s surrender to stimulus by tax cuts is another concession to bully superstitions. Obama has lost credibility. He’s lost respect. He’s losing the nation right along with him.

Less Dire Than Feared: Economy Adds 117,000 Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 9.1%

| August 5, 2011

Defying expectations, the national economy added 117,000 jobs in July. Figures for May and June were revised upward to add 56,000 jobs to those two months’ totals, and the overall unemployment rate fell back to 9.1 percent, from 9.2.

Unemployment Rises Again, to 9.2%, as Job Creation Disappears and Recession Looms

| July 8, 2011

More bad news for the Obama administration as job creation in June fell to a statistically insignificant 18,000 and the unemployment rate rose again, raising fears of another recession ahead.

Job Creation in Big Stall, Unemployment Back Up to 9.1%, Recovery in Doubt

| June 3, 2011

The economy added just 54,000 jobs in May and totals for the two previous months were revised downward by 39,000 in the latest sign that the economic outlook is worsening again.

At 14.5%, Flagler Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in 2 Years, Florida’s at 11.1%

| April 15, 2011

The unemployment rate locally and statewide appears to be trending downward consistently and finally following the national trend, which has been improving for most of the past year.

Flagler Unemployment Drops to 14.9%, Lowest Since May 2009; Florida Improves to 11.5%

| March 25, 2011

While Flagler County is still at the top of the unemployment chart in the state, improvements suggest that job creation is finally reaching Florida, which added 22,000 net jobs. Flagler’s employed grew by 360.

Florida to Jobless: Tough Luck.
Benefits To be Cut. Businesses To Get a Bye.

| February 20, 2011

Driven by Florida businesses, the Legislature is preparing to cut eligibility for the jobless and making it harder to claim benefits. Flagler’s unemployment rate is hovering around 16%, Florida’s around 12%.

US Unemployment Rises to 9.8% as Job Creation Again Declines to Just 39,000

| December 3, 2010

Temporary workers lost jobs in droves and the previous month’s stronger job gains did not hold up, sending the unemployment rate to its highest level since last December. GOP lawmakers continue blocking extensions of unemployment benefits.

Unemployment Spikes in Flagler Back to Near Record at 16.4%; Florida’s Back Up to 11.7%

| September 17, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment spike is one of the steepest month-over-month rises since the recession began in 2008. Florida may already be in a double-dip recession.

Unemployment Resumes Climb in Flagler and Florida as Economy Fails to Strengthen

| August 20, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment rate went up to 15.6 percent (from 15.4 percent), and Florida’s went up to 11.5 percent, raising fears of a double-dip recession.

Flagler and Volusia Unemployment Rising Again, Florida’s Dipping for 3rd Month

| July 16, 2010

Flagler’s 15.4 percent unemployment rate makes it the second-worst in the state after Hendry County’s 16.1 percent.


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