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Florida's unemployment rate at 3.4%, slightly below nation's

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 21, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment was 3.4% in May, down 0.1% from the month before.

The state released employment figures Friday showing there are 353,000 jobless Floridians out of a workforce of 10.3 million. The state's unemployment rate is slightly below the national rate of 3.6%.

Florida gained 17,000 jobs in May and 214,500 over the last 12 months.

Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1%, followed by St. Johns and Okaloosa counties at 2.5% each.

Citrus, Gulf, Hardee and Sumter counties had the highest unemployment rate at 4.6% each.