Saturday, June 18, 2011

News from the swing state of Florida

South Florida’s hiring rebound sputtered in May, a jarring sign amid national worries of an economic reversal.

Broward and Miami-Dade continued adding jobs, but at a far slower pace than in April. The new payroll slots weren’t enough to accommodate new people looking for work, and unemployment crept up in both counties.

Broward’s jobless rate went from 8.9 percent to 9.0 percent, according to state figures. Miami-Dade’s unemployment rate returned to a record 13.4 percent, up from 13.1 percent in April.

The unemployment rate is a record 13.4 percent in Miami-Dade county.

If this continues, Obama's only hope in Florida in 2012 is ethnic solidarity.

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