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Florida unemployment rate remains at 6.4%

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 14:59:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's unemployment rate was 6.4% last month, remaining unchanged from the month before, according to state figures released Friday.

Florida gained 9,800 jobs in November, but there were still 651,000 jobless Floridians out of a workforce of 10.1 million people.

The state's unemployment rate was slightly below the national rate of 6.7%. November's unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points above the year before.

Wakulla County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.9%, followed by St. Johns County at 4% and Santa Rosa County at 4.1%.

Osceola County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.7%, followed by Orange County at 8.1% and Putnam County at 7.7%.