BRADENTON — August proved to be another tough month for the local workforce.
Unemployment in Manatee County reached 12.8 percent last month, an increase from July’s revised rate of 12.5, according to state labor statistics released this morning.
The jobless population in Manatee County has now reached 18,753, while Sarasota County has 20,666 who are without work.
Sarasota County’s unemployment grew to 12.3 percent in August, from 11.9 percent in July.
Florida’s unemployment rate is 11.7 percent, up from 11.5.