|Published:||Dec 20, 2013 7:20 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 20, 2013 7:20 AM EST|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - New unemployment numbers are coming out that could show whether or not Florida's economic recovery is picking up momentum.
Florida on Friday will release the state's unemployment figures for the month of November. The state's jobless rate in October was 6.7 percent.
Florida in October led the nation in job growth, adding nearly 45,000 jobs.
Payroll provider ADP reported earlier this month that the state added 19,450 private sector jobs during the month of November. ADP's survey is separate from the one that is conducted by government agencies.
Gov. Rick Scott has contended the state's unemployment rate is dropping due to his policies.
But state economists have said another reason for the decline is that people were leaving the labor force or had delayed their job search.