Florida's unemployment in August climbed to 11.7 percent, the state reported Friday, up from 11.5 percent in July.
The figure represents about 1 million jobless from a workforce of about 9.2 million, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
Statewide unemployment is about 2 percentage points higher than the national average.
The state lost about 16,000 jobs over the month but gained almost 30,000 jobs from the same time last year.
Metro Orlando's unemployment rate rose to 11.9 percent, up slightly from July's rate of 11.8 percent. Volusia County reported the highest rate in Central Florida at 12.6 percent.
Statewide, Hendry County has the worst unemployment. Its August rate was 20.6 percent, almost 9 percentage points higher than the state average.
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