Hiring Continues Across Florida, According To September Jobs Report

Job Growth Spurs Drop In Unemployment Rate To 4.7 Percent

Florida's unemployment rate was down another .1 of a percent last month when compared to August, to 3.2 percent, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.

The numbers released on Friday show education and health services were the sectors gaining the most jobs over the year.

The lowest jobless rate was found in Monroe County, where 2 percent of the workforce was looking for jobs. Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate last month, at 7.1 percent.

Here's a look at the unemployment rates in various Florida counties:

Broward

Sept. 2019 - 2.8% Aug. 2019 - 3.3% Sept. 2018 - 3.1%

Hillsborough

Sept. 2019 - 2.9% Aug. 2019 - 3.4% Sept. 2018 - 3.1%

Leon

Sept. 2019 - 2.8% Aug. 2019 - 3.4% Sept. 2018 - 3.1%

Martin

Sept. 2019 - 2.9% Aug. 2019 - 3.5% Sept. 2018 - 3.2%

Miami-Dade

Sept. 2019 - 3.1% Aug. 2019 - 3.5% Sept. 2018 - 3.8%

Orange

Sept. 2019 - 2.7% Aug. 2019 - 3.1% Sept. 2018 - 2.9%

Osceola

Sept. 2019 - 3.1% Aug. 2019 - 3.6% Sept. 2018 - 3.3%

Palm Beach

Sept. 2019 - 3.2% Aug. 2019 - 3.8% Sept. 2018 - 3.4%

Pinellas

Sept. 2019 - 2.7% Aug. 2019 - 3.2% Sept. 2018 - 3.0%

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