Central Florida dominates state jobless rate ranks

Central Florida, a tourism-dependent region walloped by the coronavirus pandemic, hold four of the top seven highest unemployment rates for July, according to state figures.
Osceola and Orange rank first and second, while Polk is fourth and Lake is seventh. Statewide, 11.3% of workers were unemployed. Here’s a look at county-bycounty jobless numbers for the month.

Osceola County: 20.2 percent
Orange County: 16.1percent
■ Miami-Dade County: 14.2 percent
Polk County: 13.2 percent
Broward County:13.1percent
■ Hendry County:13 percent
Lake County: 12.4 percent
■ Palm Beach County: 11.6 percent
■ Citrus County:11.2 percent
■ St. Lucie County:11percent
■ Hernando County:10.9 percent
■ Putnam County:10.9 percent
■ Hamilton County:10.7 percent
■ Lee County:10.7 percent
Seminole County: 10.5 percent
Volusia County: 10.5 percent


■ Collier County:10.4 percent
■ Indian River County:10.4 percent
■ Highlands County: 10.3 percent
■ Hillsborough County:10.3 percent
■ DeSoto County: 6.7 percent
■ Baker County: 6.6 percent
■ Gilchrist County: 6.6 percent
■ Lafayette County: 6.4 percent
■ Wakulla County: 6.4 percent
Flagler County:10.2 percent
■ Hardee County:10.1percent
■ Charlotte County:10 percent
■ Pasco County:10 percent
■ Sumter County:10 percent
■ Monroe County: 9.9 percent
■ Pinellas County: 9.8 percent
■ Duval County: 9.6 percent
■ Sarasota County: 9.5 percent
■ Gadsden County: 9.4 percent
■ Manatee County: 9.4 percent
■ Marion County: 9.3 percent
Brevard County: 9.2 percent
■ Escambia County: 9.2 percent
■ Madison County: 9.2 percent
■ Taylor County: 8.9 percent
■ Martin County: 8.6 percent
■ Glades County: 8.5 percent
■ Leon County: 8.5 percent
■ Columbia County: 8.2 percent
■ Suwannee County: 8.1percent
■ Dixie County: 8 percent
■ Levy County: 7.9 percent
■ Okeechobee County: 7.9percent
■ Jefferson County: 7.8 percent
■ Washington County: 7.8 percent
■ Bay County: 7.7 percent
■ Gulf County: 7.7 percent
■ Holmes County: 7.7 percent
■ Alachua County: 7.6 percent
■ Jackson County: 7.6 percent
■ Nassau County: 7.6 percent
■ St. Johns County: 7.4 percent
■ Walton County: 7.4 percent
■ Bradford County: 7.3 percent
■ Clay County: 7.2 percent
■ Calhoun County: 7.1percent
■ Franklin County: 7.1percent
■ SantaRosa County: 7.1percent
■ Okaloosa County: 6.9 percent
■ Liberty County: 6.8 percent
■ Union County: 6.8 percent

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