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Updated: 05/18/2014 08:07:24PM

Area jobless

rates plummet

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By GARY ROBERTS

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The region’s jobless rates took a nosedive last month as local construction activity continued to pick up.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday that the unemployment rate in Charlotte County fell 0.6 percentage points from March to April, registering a 5.5 percent rate last month. In April 2013, the county’s jobless rate stood at 7 percent. The local figures are not seasonally adjusted.

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