Florida's unemployment rate continues to nudge down slightly from November to December, from 5.1% to 5% even. It’s the lowest figure in seven years, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.
The state added nearly 22,000 jobs last month, but there remained 487,000 people out of work, about a thousand higher than the previous month. In December, Florida’s two dozen regional workforce boards reported nearly 35,000 were placed in jobs.
Susan Nelms, Director of CareerSource EscaRosa, said their job openings are across the board in almost all fields.