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Updated: 07/24/2013 08:02:04AM

Jobless numbers below national average; Polk numbers rise

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TALLAHASSEE — The unemployment rate in Florida held steady at 7.1 percent in June, Gov. Rick Scott said last week while in Polk County the figure was 8.4 percent. That figure is 0.06 percent higher than May, but down from 10.3 percent in the last 12 months.

The latest numbers show an additional 2,300 private sector jobs in the Sunshine State. In Polk County statistics show there are 1,459 more people unemployed in the June figures compared the May figures.

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