Florida's jobless rate dips to 3.1%

Lowest since 2006
Posted at 11:37 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 11:37:53-05

(AP)--Florida officials say employers added nearly 202,000 private-sector jobs in November and helped the state's unemployment rate fall to its lowest level in more than a decade.

The 3.1% jobless rate for November is the lowest since March 2006 and outpaced the national rate of 3.5%.

The governor's office says it was the sixth straight month of job growth in the state, with the number of jobs increasing by 2.6%. That's a full percent better than the rest of the country.

The governor's office says that only twice in the past 40 years has the unemployment rate been as low.