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Jacksonville Sees Slight Job Growth In March

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March was a month that a saw slight uptick in job growth in Jacksonville.

According to the state Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s jobless rate continues to hover around the national rate of 5 percent. Meanwhile, the department’s executive director, Cissy Proctor, said Jacksonville’s unemployment rate dropped 1/10 percent to 4.4 percent from the previous month.

“The major industries that are seeing success and demand for employees are the tourism industry and logistics and health and education services,” she said.

Monroe County, home to Key West, had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent. Hendry County, which includes Clewiston and LaBelle, had the highest rate at 7.3 percent.