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Fishkind Conversations: New Job Numbers Are A Mixed Bag

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida’s August employment report seems both good and bad. Job growth hit the brakes as about 8,000 hotel and food service jobs disappeared, but the labor force grew by 65,000 and the number of people unemployed dipped by one thousand.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston what that mixed bag really means.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.