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Jacksonville’s jobless rate rises after hitting historic low

Keith Srakocic
Hiring signs are posted outside a gas station.

Jacksonville’s unemployment rate rose in January. However, revised data released March 14 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows the jobless rate fell to historic lows in December.

The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area comprising Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties was 3.3% in January, the agency said.

It also said the area’s jobless rate in December, which it originally reported at 3.2%, actually was 2.6%.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.