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Regional Unemployment Continues Climb, Now 6.3 Percent


Metro Orlando’s unemployment rate continues to climb.  Today’s report from the state shows it was 6.3 percent in July, up from 5.9 the previous month. That means it’s now higher than the national and state rate of 6.2 percent. Central Florida’s unemployment rate has been rising since April when it was 5.4 percent, but it’s now a full point lower than a year ago.  Today’s report also shows the total numbers of jobs in Florida is down from last month but up from July 2013. See the full report at http://lmsresources.labormarketinfo.com/library/press/release.pdf  
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Local author and reporter Bob Kealing’s book ‘Tupperwear Unsealed’
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Spotlight: Local Author’s Tupperware Book Heads to Hollywood


Brownie Wise was a pioneering business woman heading up the sales division of the Orlando-based Tupperware company. Local news reporter and author Bob Kealing chronicled her life in the company and Central Florida in his 2008 book ‘Tupperware Unsealed.’ The book is set to be made into a movie, staring Sandra Bullock and directed by Tate Taylor. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie spoke with Kealing about the life of Brownie Wise in Central Florida.
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