Florida unemployment worsens in December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment figures continue to worsen.

The state said Friday that 8.1 percent of eligible workers in Florida were without jobs in December, the highest number of unemployed since September 1992.

There were 752,000 people out of work in Florida, where roughly one of every 14 eligible workers is without a job.

Florida's unemployment total is nearly a full percentage point above national average of 7.2 percent.

Flagler County in northeast Florida reported the highest number of folks out of work with an 11.7 percent unemployment rate.


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