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Unemployment Drops Again, to 9%, But Job Creation Far Short of Expectations

| February 4, 2011

The U.S. economy added just 36,000 jobs in January as governments continued to shrink, though the 9% rate is the lowest since April 2009. Bad weather contributed to the poorer job creation.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.4%, But Underlying Improvement Is Limited

| January 7, 2011

The economy added 103,000 jobs in December, but the falling unemployment rate masks persistently bad numbers for the long-term unemployed, including 2.6 million workers no longer counted in the unemployment rate.

Flagler Unemployment Falls to 15.5%, But County Labor Force Shrinks By 1.5%

| November 19, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment fell only because the labor force is shrinking faster than jobs. But the county still lost jobs in September, and Palm Coast still tops the state’s metropolitan unemployment rates.

Private Sector Leads Surge as Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs; Unemployment Stuck at 9.6%

| November 5, 2010

The unexpectedly large job increase was also accompanied by revised and much smaller job losses in August and September, suggesting a stronger turn-around for the economy as a whole.

September Unemployment Almost Unchanged: 16.3% in Flagler, 11.9% in Florida

| October 22, 2010

With 1.1 million people out of work, unemployment in Florida inched up by a decimal point, and down by a decimal point in Flagler. Some 11,100 jobs were lost in the state in September.

Losses Accelerating As Economy Drops 95,000 Jobs Overall; Private Sector Adds 64,000

| October 8, 2010

Economists had expected a loss of only a few thousand jobs. The September figures, led by government job declines, are in line with a continuing trend downward in Florida.

August Unemployment Up to 9.6% as 54,000 More Jobs Are Lost; 15 Million Unemployed

| September 3, 2010

Private sector job growth of 67,000 was not enough to overcome a loss of 114,000 in the government sector as more Census workers lost work.

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