North Central Florida's April Unemployment Figures Released
North Central Florida counties have their April employment figures, which were released by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2009 is 9.6 percent, which is 0.2 percent less than it had been in March and 4 percentage points from the April 2008 rate, according to a news release from the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
Florida's unemployment rate is 0.7 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.
“Under the leadership of Gov. Charlie Crist, the agency is working diligently to assist Floridians in need,” said Agency Interim Director Cynthia Lorenzo.
The Alachua County unemployment rate was the lowest of all the neighboring counties with an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent.
Marion County has the highest unemployment, which was listed at 11.7 percent.
Dixie and Levy counties' unemployment were 10.2 percent, Columbia County unemployment was 8 percent and Gilchrist County unemployment was 7.2 percent.
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