The Sunshine State added more than 6,000 new jobs in March, but that's way below average over the past year. There were more jobs in government, education and health services-- along with big cuts in leisure and hospitality. Florida's jobless rate is now 4.8%-- slightly higher than the national average of 4.5%.
483,000 Floridians were jobless out of a workforce of just over 10 million.
Monroe County which includes the Keys had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.8% followed by St. Johns County at 3.3% and then Okaloosa and Wakulla counties at 3.5 %.
The state's highest jobless rate was found in Hendry County at 6.4% followed by Sumter County at 6.1% and Citrus and Hardee counties at 5.9%.