As in the rest of the nation, census employment is lowering the unemployment rate. But will it last?
Despite the surge in employment, signs are grim for sustained job recovery as private-sector and construction jobs lag.
Led by federal census jobs and tourism jobs, Florida’s employment rolls showed their best gains in four years. Flagler’s decline is due in part to population loss. The complete April unemployment report.
The Flagler Chamber of Commerce is pushing for a property tax increase to pay for business infrastructure and economic development.
Job creation improved by the largest margin in four years in May, solidifying gains of 559,000 jobs in the past three months.
In a first for Florida, Palm Coast is opening its fiber optic network to business use beginning in hopes of spurring commerce.
The Florida Legislature has balanced the budget by taking money from the transportation trust fund. It’s a short-sighted solution with dire consequences, argues Mark Wilson, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Explanation of Florida’s $3,000-per-job tax rebate for companies creating new jobs in certain industries. The program is used by Flagler County and Palm Coast.
While Florida’s unemployment rate continues to break post-Depression records, Flagler’s may be steadying downward.
There’s too much reaching for the old magic–which is just the problem: this lunge for “magic,” this desire to make the impossible real, when it should be the other way around.