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Jacksonville's unemployment edges down to 2.8%

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Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville’s unemployment rate edged lower in July but job growth, while still strong, slowed down slightly.

The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties fell from 2.9% in June to 2.8% in July, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Aug. 19.

The jobless rate had risen slightly in May and June from its record low of 2.2% in April, as new high school and college graduates were added to the labor force, increasing the number of people counted as unemployed.

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