Job seekers in technical and business fields are feeling more optimistic, as Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent and job growth continued for the 11th straight month.
“Now you can actually go out and find jobs, move around,” said Tony Cato, a Boynton Beach resident and self-employed IT professional.
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US 7.5 percent
Florida 7.2 percent
Palm Beach County 6.8 percent*
Not seasonally adjusted
April job growth in Florida
Retail trade 6,800
Real estate, rental and leasing 1,800
Professional and business services 4,200
Source: Department of Economic Opportunity