Florida’s newest job numbers show the state’s unemployment rate is higher than the nation’s for the first time in more than a year. But economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that’s not the bad news it may seem to be. On the other hand, the report says Florida is one of the top states for job creation, but that positive news is tempered by the fact that the numbers still do not reach pre-recession levels. This week, Fishkind digs into the mixed bag of employment news and tells WMFE’s Nicole Creston what the numbers really mean.
SomeObamacareinsurance subsidies were struck down by one court but upheld by another during a tumultuous day for the Affordable Care Act. One of the rulings is a direct threat to the tax credits that have recently helped thousands of Floridians buy health insurance.
The cruise industry’s megaships are going to cost Florida’s west coast billions of dollars. A new state study laid out some options on what the state can do now that new cruise ships don’t fit under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.