By the numbers: Jobless rate in counties around the state

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released April unemployment numbers on May 22. The state’s rate is at 12.9 percent. Here is a breakdown of unemployment rates by county.

Osceola County: 20.3 percent
Monroe County: 17.5 percent
Orange County: 16.5 percent
Citrus County: 15.8 percent
Charlotte County: 15.6 percent
Flagler County: 15.4 percent
Hernando County 15 percent
Sarasota County: 14.8 percent
Lake County: 14.7 percent
Lee County: 14.6 percent
Volusia County: 14.6 percent
Broward County: 14.5 percent
Walton County: 14.5 percent
St. Lucie County: 14.2 percent
Indian River County: 14.1 percent
Palm Beach County: 13.9 percent
Pasco County: 13.9 percent
Pinellas County: 13.9 percent
Manatee County: 13.5 percent
Collier County: 13.4 percent
Polk County: 13.4 percent
Okaloosa County: 13.3 percent
Seminole County: 13.1 percent
Brevard County: 12.9 percent
Bay County; 12.8 percent
Escambia County: 12.8 percent
Nassau County: 12.4 percent
Sumter County: 12.3 percent
Marion County: 12.1 percent
Hillsborough County; 12 percent
Martin County: 11.9 percent
Miami-Dade County: 11.9 percent
St. Johns County: 11.6 percent
Highlands County; 11.4 percent
Duval County: 11.3 percent
Levy County: 11 percent
Putnam County: 11 percent
Hendry County: 10.5 percent
Santa Rosa County: 10.5 percent
Franklin County: 10.3 percent
Clay County: 10.2 percent
Washington County: 10.2 percent
Hamilton County: 10 percent
Columbia County: 9.6 percent
Gulf County: 9.4 percent
Holmes County: 9.2 percent
Alachua County: 9 percent
Bradford County: 8.5 percent
Suwannee County: 8.5 percent
Gilchrist County: 8.2 percent
Leon County: 8.2 percent
Calhoun County: 8.1 percent
Hardee County: 8.1 percent
Madison County: 8.1 percent
Okeechobee County: 8.1 percent
Jackson County: 8 percent
Dixie County: 7.9 percent
Taylor County: 7.8 percent
Wakulla County: 7.8 percent
Jefferson County: 7.7 percent
Baker County: 7.6 percent
Gadsden County: 7.6 percent
Union County: 7.5 percent
DeSoto County: 7.4 percent
Glades County: 7.2 percent
Liberty County: 7 percent
Lafayette County: 5.5 percent

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