TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is releasing new unemployment numbers that could show whether or not the state's economic recovery is on hold.
The state's unemployment rate has been flat at 7.1 percent for three straight months. New numbers will be released Friday.
ADP, a payroll provider, reported last week that the state added 13,790 private sector jobs during the month of August
Gov. Rick Scott has used the state's dropping unemployment rate as part of his re-election pitch for next year.
State economists, however, released an analysis this summer showing a reason for the unemployment decline has been people leaving the labor force or delaying their search for a job.
Last month the state reported there were 665,000 people out of work in Florida. Florida's unemployment rate has been below the national average.