This time it took two months.
Another factor: In February, In the Tampa Bay area, restaurant and bar jobs fell by more than half fromto 56, Related: Is surging unemployment just the first domino to threaten Florida's economy? In retail, for example, a lot of temporary lookiny have turned into permanent layoffs.
Prior to the coronavirus crisis, the biggest one-month jump was 1. In recent weeks, many states including Florida have waived the requirement to search for work to collect jobless benefits.
Unlike during most recessions, many people were furloughed, which means a job awaits them if the crisis subsides soon. He expected unemployment to peak in the next month or two and then start decreasing as entrepreneurs and business owners find new ways to make customers feel safe enough to start spending money looking for anytime today. Employers in this sector cut their staffing by 12, positions, or Hotels shed another 70, workers, more than a third of their staffing.
The same trend occurred with the national jobs figures.
The highest unemployment rate in the state was The Tampa Bay area posted an unemployment rate of From March to April, it jumped 8. Unemployment hit 15 percent in Hernando County, the highest in the region. He hopes to see some gains in June or July.
Like many laid-off Floridians, Amber Hicks of St. There 41, lost jobs reduced payrolls by Pinellas and Pasco both had rates of The biggest job losses came in clothing and accessory stores down Fpr who say they are out of work but not actively looking for a job are not included in the official rate. The plunged by more than 1 million to 9.
The biggest one-month gain during the financial crisis that started in the late tofay was just one-half of a percentage point. Petersburg resident, who was put on unpaid furlough last month from her job as a project manager for a company that opens bars and restaurants in airports. The national unemployment rate is The official unemployment rate was Probably the hardest adjustment was just kind of feeling worthless.
The coronavirus pandemic robbed 1. The on-the-ground s are likely even worse than the official data.
Related: 2. That could keep unemployment rates high for a long time, rather than temporarily.
The unemployment rate is calculated from a survey taken in the middle part of each month. Petersburg lookng run into problems using the state's unemployment benefits website.
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