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Fishkind Conversations: Jobs And The Changing Face Of A Post-COVID World

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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida added nearly 20,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.7 percent.

That’s good news, says economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, but the state has only regained a little more than half of the jobs lost when the pandemic struck.

Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that hiring will pick up as new stimulus funds flow and tourism accelerates.

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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. 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 ... Read Full Bio »