CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs’ official unemployment rate reached 14.6 percent in April – up from 4.1 percent in March – showing the drastic economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

In all, 9,754 people were unemployed in Coral Springs out of 67,003 in the labor force in April, which is the latest data from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

In comparison, Broward County’s unemployment rate jumped to 14.5 in April from 4.2 in March, the data showed.

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Before the coronavirus hit, Coral Springs had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in February with 2,113 unemployed.

The data didn’t break down the numbers based on economic sectors.

In an attempt to keep unemployment numbers from skyrocketing, Coral Springs launched the “Connecting Local Businesses to Grants and Loans” program to help owners apply for state and federal loans and grants, and save jobs.

Get more information on the program and learn about other Coral Springs business resources here.

 

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