Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate for December 2013 is 5.1 percent, which is down three-tenths of a percent from November and down two-percent from last December. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the non-seasonally adjusted rates Friday. December jobless rates in neighboring counties declined too. Escambia County’s December rate is 5.9 percent, down from 6.2 percent. Okaloosa County had the third lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.4 percent, which was down two tenths of a percent from November.
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