Citrus 3rd worst in unemployment

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By Michael D. Bates

Citrus County saw its unemployment rate drop from 6.0 percent in March to 5.5 percent in April but it wasn’t enough to prevent it from once again coming in third worst in the state.

Only Sumter and Hendry counties had worse rates in April.

Citrus County’s labor force contracted over the month by 393 to 47,758; the number of employed fell by 155 to 45,120; and, the number of those without jobs also fell by 238 to 2,638. That is 241 more employed and 414 fewer unemployed since April 2016 when the jobless rate was 6.4 percent.  

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