Slightly more than 5,000 Floridians filed unemployment claims last week, as claims numbers continue to slow, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report released Thursday.
The department estimated that 5,096 initial claims were filed in Florida during the week that ended Feb. 18, down from a revised count of 5,887 during the week that ended Feb. 11.
A rolling four-week average declined to 5,821. It was 5,936 a week ago.
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Nationally, 192,000 claims were filed last week, down 3,000 from the previous week. Florida had a 2.5 percent unemployment rate in December.
The state Department of Economic Opportunity will release January data on March 13.
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