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Unemployment edges up to 2.7% in Northeast Florida

Michael Conroy

Jacksonville’s unemployment rate rose slightly in May, a normal seasonal trend as college and high school graduates enter the workforce.

The jobless rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties rose from 2.3% in April to 2.7% in May, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported.

The state agency does not adjust metro area data for seasonal factors in its monthly reports.

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