Jacksonville, Florida's Unemployment Rate Under 10%

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

Those of you who read my posts (which are usually daily) you know that I focus on the positive side of life.

I've blogged in the past few weeks about Jacksonville Beach homes sales up 40% comparing April 2010 to April 2011, and Atlantic Beach home sales are up 69% comparing April 2010 to April 2011.

This was too good  headline to pass up and not write about.

For the first time in 2 years, our local unemployment rate is under 10%.  This continues with positive economic growth locally for the past five months, and is great news.

You can read the full article here: http://jacksonville.com/business/2011-05-20/story/jacksonville-unemployment-falls-below-10-percent-first-time-two-years


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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!



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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Washington's unemployment rate is slowly descending as well. And things look good in construction which seems to help our industry as well.

May 21, 2011 04:37 AM #1
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Whoa.  That is terrific news, Carol.  Hopefully, that trend continues for your area and spreads elsewhere!

May 21, 2011 10:37 AM #2
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

Great post! That's very good news! I hope this news spread nationwide!

Thanks for sharing,


May 21, 2011 04:45 PM #3
Jeanne M. Gavish
Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - Spring Hill, FL
Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S

Great News Carol.  We are down too, although we still have the highest rate in the Tampa Bay area. 

May 22, 2011 12:49 PM #14
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