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Fishkind Conversations: Florida’s Job Growth Accelerates, But Will That Trend Continue?


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90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

New numbers from the state show Florida’s December unemployment rate at 3.3 percent – lower than the national average, which stands at 3.9 percent. (That difference may be more significant than it sounds. As any school kid trying to make the Honor Roll can attest, every tenth of a percent counts.)

Florida also leads the pack in job growth – it rose by 2.7 percent over the year, topping the national rate of 1.9 percent.

And as economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston, it’s not only growing, it’s getting faster, too.


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Nicole Darden-Creston

About Nicole Darden-Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes ... Read Full Bio »

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