New unemployment numbers are out for the state of Florida, and Gov. Rick Scott is trumpeting Miami specifically. Unemployment in the county has dropped 2.3 percent year-over-year, from 9.1 percent in December 2012 to 6.8 percent in 2013.
That represents a total gain of 22,900 jobs.
"These 22,900 new jobs mean Florida's families are getting back to work and Miami's economy is gaining momentum," Scott said in a press release. "The over the year unemployment rate decrease and job growth in the Miami metro area demonstrates that our job-creating policies and innovative initiatives are working."
Meanwhile, Florida's state-wide unemployment level are down to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent the previous month.
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While there's no doubt jobs are being created, both lowered rates are also in part do to people leaving the working force and indicating that they've given up on finding a job all together.
In fact, Miami Dade's work force stood at 1,308,588 in December 2012, and has shrunk to 1,286,633 in 2013.