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Manatee County’s unemployment rate is 10.7 percent

BRADENTON — Manatee County’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.7 percent for April, according to labor statistics released by the state today.

The county’s rate declined from 11.1 percent in March and represents 15,501 people who are jobless.

Sarasota County’s unemployment rate also declined to 10.2 percent from 10.7 percent in March.

In April, Florida had an unemployment rate of 9.6 percent, which represents 885,000 jobless.