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Florida Unemployment ties record high listen

03/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida’s unemployment rate in January tied the highest since records began in 1970.

Rebecca Rust, chief economist for the Agency for Workforce Innovation, said it increased to 11.9% from the revised month-ago rate of 11.7%.

Florida’s unemployment is more than two points higher than the nationwide rate of 9.7%. Rust says that translates to more than a million Floridians out of work.

“It’s 1,100,000 unemployed Floridians out of a labor force of 9,231,000 for January 2010.”...

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'The End of White America?' - Part 2 listen

01/27/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Inauguration of Barack Obama last week was filled with reports from Washington and around the country about the watershed moment in this country of election a black man.

Obama’s election has spurred perhaps more conversations about race than American have generally been comfortable about having. But those conversations may escalate with the changing face of America.

According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released last summer, groups currently categorized as minorities...

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