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Updated: 05/20/2017 08:30:02AM

Local jobless rate sinks to lowest point in decade

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By GARY ROBERTS

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — A Regional Career Fair held earlier this month on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus drew 75 businesses and more than local 100 recruiters, all wanting to hire new employees.

With unemployment rates across the region falling to levels not seen since 2007, job-seekers are clearly in demand. The local jobless figures released Friday, which are not seasonally adjusted, reflect that continued economic growth.

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