Florida’s jobless rate hit a 5.4% mark on Tuesday, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the state’s unemployment is at its highest level in years.
The bureau also reported that Florida’s labor force increased by 20,700 people from April to June.
The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since June 2009.
Florida has the nation’s fourth-highest rate of nonfarm jobless workers and the third-highest unemployment rate among states that have the fastest-growing populations.
It’s the third state to have a 5% unemployment rate.