Published on March 13, 2023 at 3:07 pm
Jacksonville’s unemployment rate rose in January, a normal seasonal trend after workers hired for the holiday season are let go.
However, Northeast Florida continues to see strong job growth, with almost every private industry sector reporting increased payrolls in the past year.
The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties rose from a revised 2.2% in December to 2.5% in January, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Monday.
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