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Economic Analyst Hank Fishkind of Fishkind & Associates
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Fishkind Commentaries | Florida’s Employment Divide: Why Are Bigger Cities Outpacing Smaller Ones?


A new trend is emerging in Florida’s employment numbers, and it’s caught the attention of 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind. There’s a clear difference in how Florida’s larger cities are faring in terms of job creation and employment and how smaller cities are doing. This week, Fishkind looks at the factors pushing the state’s major metropolitan areas forward, and holding other regions back.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics chart of unemployment rate by state
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Florida Gains 208,500 Jobs in a Year


Florida’s job gains and unemployment rate drop over the past year are statistically significant – and positive.  A report out Monday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compares state changes from July 2013 to last month.
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