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Florida's unemployment dipped to its lowest level in more than four years in January when it fell to 7.8 percent. Palm Beach County's jobless rate inched up one percentage point to 8 percent in January, but is down from 9.3 percent a year earlier.
The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hasn't been that low since November 2008 when it also stood at 7.8 percent. It was also the first time that Florida's jobless rate bell below the national rate in five years. The national unemployment figure for January stood at 7.9 percent.
Florida's January rate was down slightly from December's revised rate of 7.9 percent. The Department of Economic Opportunity reported Monday that 740,000 Floridians remained jobless.
January 2013 December 2012
Palm Beach 8.0 7.9
Martin 8.2 8.2
St. Lucie 10.1 9.8
Indian River 9.5 9.3