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    September 2, 2014

    Miami Has Lowest Quality of Life in America, According to Analysis

    Oh sure, the weather's fine, the people look sexy, and we've got miles of beaches, but that alone doesn't mean life is all well and good in the 305. According to a new analysis by Nerd Wallet, Miami has the lowest quality of life of any big city in the entire United States. To make matters worse, ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Unemployment in Miami-Dade Down 2.9 Percent From a Year Ago

    Unemployment in Miami-Dade is down 2.9 percent from a year ago, according to the latest number from the Florida Department of Economic Activity, indicating that economic recovery in the county continues. The unemployment rate in the county now sits at 7.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted), and the c ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 1, 2014

    Liberty City Violence Is Like Iraq

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke finds parallels between inner city violence and wars abroad. The violent conflict in Iraq and the street violence in Liberty Cit ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Miami Unemployment Drops to 6.8 Percent, Florida's Down to 6.2 Percent

    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.

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    January 6, 2014

    Miami Named 4th Worst-Run City in America, Hialeah 9th

    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 >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Florida Unemployment Drops to 6.4 Percent, Miami-Dade's Drops 1.5 Percent in a Month

    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 >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Miami-Dade Unemployment Rate Rises as Florida's Drops

    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.

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    June 21, 2013

    Florida Unemployment Down to 7.1 Percent, But Miami-Dade Still Struggling

    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 >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Unemployment in Miami-Dade at Highest Level in 12 Months

    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 >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Miami Named Second Worst-Run City in America; Hialeah Fifth

    Congratulations, Miami-Dade! You're home to two of the five worst-run cities in the country.The rankings come from 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Florida Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in Four Years

    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 >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Florida's Unemployment Rate Rises for First Time in 12 Months

    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.

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    October 13, 2011

    Binge Drinking Rises with Unemployment: UMiami Study

    ​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 >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Rick Scott Still Trying to Figure Out Exactly What His Campaign Promises Meant

    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 >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Miami Ranked One of America's Most Stressful Cities

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Miami-Dade's Unemployment Rate Falls for Second Month in a Row

    ​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 >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Miami-Dade's Unemployment Rate Fell 1.4 Percent in July, But Florida Still Lost 22,100 Jobs

    ​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 >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Rick Scott Falsely Claims Florida's Unemployment Rate Has Fallen Faster Than Any Other Since He Took Office

    ​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 >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 17, 2011

    Florida's Unemployment Rate is Lowest Since August 2009, But Miami-Dade's Rises Again

    ​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 >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Lie: Rick Scott Infers He's Better at Creating Job Than Obama

    ​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 >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Florida Unemployment Hits Lowest Level in 19 Months, But Tops 13 Percent in Miami-Dade

    ​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 >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Miami-Dade Unemployment Rates Rises to 14.4 Percent

    ​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 >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Miami-Dade Unemployment Rate Rises in June

    ​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. 

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    June 18, 2010

    As Florida Unemployment Falls, Miami-Dade's Rate Jumps Nearly a Full Point

    via Ryan O'Keefe​Somewhat 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 >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Florida Unemployment Rate Reaches Highest Level of All Time

    ​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 >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Miami: City of the Future! It'll Be Great Here... Eventually!

    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 >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Florida Unemployment Hits 9.4 Percent

    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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    September 18, 2008
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    June 6, 2008

    As Unemployment Rises, Economists Say We May Be In A Recession

    The unemployment rate in the U.S. jumped to 5.5 percent in the month of May. Economists still have not declared that we are in a recession, they only speculate that it may be so. Really? Oil prices reached record highs today, $138.54 a barrel to be exact, the unemployment rate continues to rise, a ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Meet Your Neighbors One Year Later

    Overtown's Louise and Jeanette hold steady, but Little Haiti's Naomi is barely holding on

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    March 4, 1992

    Score one for Bob Kunst

    The canned CAN executive director gets a little help from the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security