Manatee’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.9 percent in March, according to figures released this morning by the state.
March’s rate is down from 11.3 in February and 12.2 percent a year ago.
The state’s rate was 11.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than a year.
Gov. Rick Scott, who made the announcement, said the rate was “still too high” but “headed in the right direction.”
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Sarasota’s March rate was 10.8 percent, compared to 11.4 percent in February and 12 percent a year ago.