Florida Jobs Picture Gets Brighter

More Floridians are apparently finding work according to the latest state unemployment numbers.

Those new numbers show that the sunshine state’s June jobless rate was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percent from May. Florida’s unemployment rate is now below the national rate and hasn’t been at this level since before the Great Recession.

The state added a total of 19,400 jobs last month. About 419,000 people remain unemployed.  

Florida continues to be among the nation’s leaders in job growth. The number of jobs has grown by 2.9 percent in the past year, which trails only Nevada and Utah. And only Texas and California have added more total jobs than Florida in the past 12 months.  

Monroe County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.8 percent, while Hendry County has the highest rate at 9.4 percent.