Monday, June 21, 2004
Hendry County Jobless Rate Double State Rate
LABELLE, FL. -- Unemployment figures released Friday by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation show Hendry County currently has the state's highest
jobless rate, 9.9 percent, followed by Glades County at 7.9 percent.
Lafayette County, in north Florida, continued for the fourth consecutive
month to hold the state's lowest jobless level, at 1.5 percent. Florida's
jobless rate dropped slightly in May from the month before to 4.5 percent,
just below the national rate. The rate was down considerably from the 5.3
percent mark in May 2003.