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Unemployment Drops in DeSoto County


Optimistic news for the DeSoto County employment outlook since the COVID 19 pandemic.

DeSoto County ranks ninth for the county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 4.5% unemployment. Of the 67 counties in Florida, Lafayette County has the lowest jobless rate at 3.4% and Osceola County has the highest, at 15.1%.

The Punta Gorda (MSA) reported 49,100 residents working in non-agricultural jobs in August, which is up by 1,000 for the month but down by 300 for the year.