Friday, November 07, 2008

Hendry County Unemployment - Florida's Highest

LABELLE, FL. -- Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation say Hendry County, at 14.1 percent, had the highest unemployment rate in Florida in September, followed by Flagler County (10.3 percent), St. Lucie County (10.2 percent), Indian River County (10.1 percent), and Okeechobee County (9.9 percent).

Hendry County�s high jobless rate is due mainly to seasonal declines in agriculture and related
industries, said the agency in its latest study.

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