TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's latest unemployment numbers are coming out and could give another boost to incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.
The state's unemployment numbers for December will be released on Friday. The rate in the month of November was 6.4 percent. That's the lowest the rate has been since July 2008.
Payroll provider ADP reported earlier this month that the state added 25,230 private sector jobs during the month of December. ADP's survey is separate from the one that is conducted by government agencies.
Scott has contended the state's unemployment rate is dropping due to his policies.
But state economists have said a big reason for the decline is that people are leaving the labor force or had delayed their job search.
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