Florida unemployment rate moving in right direction

Palm Beach County unemployment stands at 4.8 percent.

As vaccinations for COVID-19 increase and the economic recovery from the pandemic continues, Florida’s jobless rate fell to 4.8 percent in January, far below the national average of 6.3 percent.

The state has experienced nine consecutive months of month-over-month job growth, gaining 1,700 private sector jobs in January, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday.

It’s the first time since the pandemic began that the rate has fallen below 5 percent.

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The Recorder - In return to in-person activities, Academy at Charlemont students tour Red Gate Farm

Mon Mar 15 , 2021
Published: 3/15/2021 5:22:49 PM ASHFIELD — A trip to a local farm over the weekend was one of the first in-person activities The Academy at Charlemont has had in the past year, just as the school recently transitioned from remote classes to a hybrid learning model. A group of students, […]