The unemployment rate in the state of Florida hit 12 percent in November, a seven-month high, reports the St. Petersburg Times. That rate reflects the fact that 1.1 million Floridians are without a job.

The unemployment rate was 11.9 percent in October. The year’s record high was 12.3 percent. According to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, there was an increase of just 300 jobs in November.

This week, Congress passed legislation to re-extend unemployment benefits, which could provide up to 73 weeks of additional coverage to residents who have already exhausted their benefits.

The state’s unemployment numbers are far higher than the rest of the country; the national unemployment rate is 9.8 percent.

0 Shares:
You May Also Like
Romney forsakes fundamental piece
Read More

Personhood USA: ‘Romney forsakes fundamental piece’ of GOP platform

Personhood USA is criticizing would-be GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for comments he made during Monday's debate. When asked whether Romney would propose that Congress appropriate legislation pursuant to the 14th Amendment to protect human life in all stages and conditions, the former Massachusetts governor responded that a federal Personhood measure would create “a constitutional crisis,” something that he says he would not precipitate.