• In the third quarter of 2018, Florida grew at an annual rate of 3.8%, which was faster than the overall US growth rate of
3.4%. Florida’s 2017 growth rate of 2.2% was down from the 2016 rate of 3.2%. (Source: BEA)

• In February 2019, the unemployment rate was 3.5%, down from 3.9% in February 2018. This was below the February
2019 national unemployment rate of 3.8%. (Source: CPS)

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