Florida unemployment numbers for December due out

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Already at its highest mark in more
than 15 years, unemployment in Florida keeps increasing.

December's numbers are due out Friday from the Florida Agency
for Working Innovation and they're not expected to be encouraging.

Retailers have already said that the holiday sales were the weakest
in many years.

In November, there were 680,000 people out of work in Florida,
roughly one of every 14 eligible workers looking for a job.

And since then the agency 's director, Monesia Brown, has left
the job.

She had said that one of her top priorities was to get more federal money to help get jobless Floridians back to work.

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