Alachua County unemployment rate inches up

Published: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12:20 p.m.

The unemployment rate for Alachua County was 5.2 percent in December, up from 4.9 percent in November, the state reported on Friday.

The rate was 3.1 percent in December 2007.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2008 is 8.1 percent --- 752,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,313,000.

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