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.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the City of Miami being named the fourth worst-run city in America is that it was higher in the rankings than Hialeah. However, both cities made the top ten. 24/7 Wall Street decided to start off the new year by ranking America's 100 biggest cities from worst to ... More >>
Florida's unemployment levels continue to drop. For this past November the rate was 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in October. It's the ninth straight month since March that Florida's unemployment rate has been below the national average. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade's unemployment rate dropped an as ... More >>
Complete economic recovery still stubbornly refuses to come to Miami-Dade County. Even as Florida's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest point its been since August 2008, Miami-Dade's rose for the month of October to 8.5 percent.
Florida's unemployment rate hit another recent record low in May, according to numbers released today. The state's unemployment rate is now down to 7.1 percent. That's the lowest rate since September 2008 and down .1 percent from April. Though, it's not all good news, especially here in Miami-Dade ... More >>
While Gov. Rick Scott was trumpeting the fact that Florida's overall unemployment rate was lower than the national average for the first time in five years, the picture is considerably bleaker here in Miami-Dade. According to local numbers released today, the county's unemployment rate is the highes ... More >>
Congratulations, Miami-Dade! You're home to two of the five worst-run cities in the country.The rankings come from 247WallSt.com which used a number of factors to determine the list. Gross metropolitan product, public debt, unemployment rates, violent crime, poverty, home prices, the number of insur ... More >>
Lets party like it's November 2008. Yes, Florida's unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since that month.The state released new unemployment figures for November 2012 today, and the rate now stands at 8.1 percent. That's a drop of 0.4 percent from the previous month's rate of 8.5 percent. It ... More >>
Hey, the Florida unemployment numbers are in for July, and -- oh no! What's this? A rise? We haven't seen one of these in 12 months.Yes, Florida's unemployment rate rose from 8.6 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July, the first increase after a steady stream of declines in the past 12 months.
Don't think just because incomes tend to dwindle during times of job loss that folks still aren't shelling out cash for booze. In fact, a new University of Miami study claims that incidents of binge drinking tend to rise with state unemployment levels. The study flies in the face of previous stud ... More >>
Back when he was running for Governor, Rick Scott promised that he'd add 700,000 jobs in Florida over seven years in addition to what the economy would produce regardless of who was Governor. It seemed like a simple enough promise at the time, but now ten months into his term he's still ap ... More >>
Oh sure we've got decent weather and calming seas, but it's not exactly a surprise that for us living year round in Miami life can be stressful. Let's not even get started on our ridiculous traffic, horrible parking, and tanked economy. So it shouldn't be shocki ... More >>
Though the unemployment rate at both the national and state levels remains stagnant or sagging, the job market in Miami-Dade continues to make gains. From August 2010 to last month, 13,900 jobs were added in Miami-Dade. However, our seasonally adjusted unemployment rate still sits at 12 ... More >>
Rick "The Jobs Governor" Scott has pointed to Florida's slowly dwindling unemployment rate since he took office in January. In fact, from January through June the state added 64,300 jobs. July is a different story. More than a third of those total jobs gained have now been lost.The good news ... More >>
Rick Scott spent his entire morning today serving doughnuts at a shop in Tampa in an effort to paint himself as a creator-of-jobs governor and score some publicity points. Of course, directly after, he got on a talk radio show to talk all about it.Scott was chatting on WFTL 850 AM in Pompano Bea ... More >>
The unemployment rate in Florida has fallen for the fifth straight month in May, mirroring a national trend. Unfortunately, there isn't much to celebrate in Miami-Dade. The local unemployment rate rose once again by 0.5 percent and is now the second highest unemployment rate of any county in Flor ... More >>
It's one thing for a politician to twist facts and figures to support his own agenda. Unfortunately, it's just business as usual for the political class. It's quite another for a politician to have such little faith in the intelligence of his constituents that he straight-up lies about figures an ... More >>
Well, here's the "good" news. Florida's unemployment rate now sits at 10.8 percent according to numbers from the month of April. That's still stupendously high, and still well above the national rate of 9.2 percent. The bad news it that the unemployment actually rose in Miami-Dade in April, a ... More >>
The unemployment rate in Miami-Dade county rose to a staggering 14.4 percent in the month of August, the Agency for Workforce Innovation reported today. That's a full one percent jump since last month and a 2.8 percent jump since August 2009. Basically, 188,000 are hopelessly unemployed Lloyds an ... More >>
The overall unemployment rate in Florida declined in June, but the Miami-Dade county saw the steepest ride in the entire state. The unemployment rate jumped half a percent from 12.3 in May to 12.8 in June.
via Ryan O'KeefeSomewhat encouraging news on the employment front: Florida's unemployment numbers fell for the second month in a row. That's only the second two months run of dents in the massive unemployment rate since February 2006. For May, Florida's unemployment rate was 11.7 percent, that's ... More >>
12.2 percent. That was the unemployment rate in Florida for February, and the highest ever recorded. Miami-Dade's adjusted unemployment rate sits at 11.8, up from 11.7 last month. The national rate sits at 9.7 percent.All in all the sunshine state has lost 211,500 jobs in the past year. Ther ... More >>
Some futurists have looked into their crystal balls and dubbed Miami a "City of the Future."Does that mean we'll get jet packs and phones implanted directly into our heads before everyone else? Uh, no, but it means in the future we'll have great "economic potential, human resources, cost effectivene ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like the economy is hitting Miami-Dade from all sides, but there's a bit of good news: We're not quite as unemployed as the rest of the state. Florida's unemployment rate for February was released today, and it is not good: 9.4 percent! That's up from 8.1 percent in January, and g ... More >>
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