Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Florida Unemployment Rate Drops Below 11%

Congratulations Florida! Your unemployment rate has dropped below 11% for the first time in many many months. This is timely as unemployment benefits are being cut back in states across the US. While being below 11% is something good the rate as of the summer of 2011 is still over 10% so there are many utilizing Florida unemployment benefits to keep their bills paid, families fed and using the payments as a cushion while they search for new employment. Florida provides several resources to assist like the MyFlorida and Floridajobs.org website where unemployed citizens can search for job openings at the many Florida businesses that might be looking for good workers. So if you are receiving benefits hang in there, claim your weeks and don't lose hope. In the coming months perhaps the unemployment rate in Florida will decline further.