Florida’s unemployment rate remains low as labor force grows

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida is at a near-historic-low unemployment rate and remained steady in October as the state’s labor force continued to grow.


The Florida Department of Commerce said the unemployment rate is still at 2.8%.

That means 318,000 people are out of work.

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At the same time, the labor force grew by 21,000.

Gov. Ron Desantis said Florida’s economy is leading more people and businesses to move to the state.

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“We have a very business-friendly climate, with low taxes and no state income tax, as all of you are aware of and I know very much appreciate,” DeSantis said.

The state saw more jobs created in the construction and hospitality industries.

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