Florida unemployment dips to 10.4%, as Orlando stays worst in the state at 16.5%

Orlando Sentinel – Florida’s jobless rate fell to 10.4% in June, but tourism-dependent Orlando where coronavirus infections and deaths are rising remains the worst region in the state at 16.5%.

Owen Beitsch, an economist at GAI Consultants in downtown Orlando, said the numbers might not include people who have had their pay or hours reduced or have had to take jobs below their skill levels. It also doesn’t differentiate between workers who have been laid off permanently and those who have been temporarily furloughed, or track the number of businesses that have closed for good.

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