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05/22/2012 - 10:24am in Fishkind Commentaries
May 22, 2012 | WMFE - The latest figures from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show Florida's unemployment rate is continuing to decline. The overall, statewide rate for April dropped to 8.7% down from a rate of 9% in March. That statewide figure is the lowest unemployment rate since January 2009 and the state's job growth has been positive for 21 consecutive months.
05/15/2012 - 8:37pm in Fishkind Commentaries
May 15, 2012 | WMFE - The graduation celebrations are winding down now and thousands of new college grads are entering the workforce. This year's crop of grads is facing an uncertain job market and many are leaving school with tens of thousands of dollars worth of student loan debt.
05/01/2012 - 9:51am in Fishkind Commentaries
May 01, 2012 | WMFE - The controversy over funding for the Orlando and Orange County venues is in the news again this week. In 2007, the county and city agreed to fund three venues: a new basketball arena, a new performing arts center and renovations to the Citrus Bowl. The funding for all three projects was to come from the Tourist Development Tax. That revenue is generated by the county's tourist and lodging businesses.
03/20/2012 - 11:41am in Fishkind Commentaries
March 20, 2012 | WMFE - Two recent reports on Florida's employment growth and population are somewhat confusing. The most recent jobs figures showed a month-to-month loss of 39 thousand jobs while the unemployment rate continued to fall but only slightly.'