CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs’ unemployment rate dropped to 10.9 percent in June – down from 15 percent in May – the result of businesses reopening from the coronavirus shutdown, new data shows.

In all, 7,671 people were unemployed in Coral Springs out of 70,351 in the labor force in June, which is the latest information from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

In comparison, Broward County’s unemployment rate fell to 11.8 percent in June from 16 percent in May.

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And across Florida, roughly one million people were jobless in June out of a labor force of 9.7 million -- many from the hardest-hit sectors of leisure and hospitality.

Experts say they don’t expect pre-pandemic staffing levels until 2022, and the recent spike in COVID-19 cases locally and across the state is hurting the economic recovery as businesses are skeptical about hiring and spending.


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