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Florida Unemployment Rate Stagnant, Jacksonville Sees Gains

From September of last year to September of this year, Jacksonville added 28,700 jobs to its economy. That’s according to new numbers released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Friday. Last month alone, the entire state saw an increase of only 23,000 jobs and the state’s jobless rate has remained rather stagnant all year at 4.7 percent — that’s just under the national rate of 5 percent. Still Florida’s growth rate is the third highest in the nation, behind Texas and California. According to Governor Rick Scott, the industries with the largest job gains in Jacksonville were leisure and hospitality, education and health care.

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Florida House District 13: Mark Griffin, Tracie Davis Hope To Succeed Reggie Fullwood

Jacksonville voters are choosing between two fresh faces for who will represent them in state House District 13. It covers the city’s urban core and surrounding neighborhoods. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Reggie Fullwood had to drop out of the race after he pleaded guilty to fraud charges last month. Republican Mark Griffin faces Democrat Tracie Davis in the heavily Democratic district.

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10/21/2016: Media Roundtable; Dave Barry; Mary Chapin Carpenter

Our weekly Media Roundtable included Tessa Duval, reporter for the Florida Times-Union; Tim Gibbons, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal; Claire Goforth, editor of Folio Weekly, and WJCT reporters Lindsey Kilbride and Ryan Benk. Host Melissa Ross also spoke with humor essayist Dave Barry about his latest book, “Best. State. Ever,” and singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter about her latest album and concert next week at the Florida Theatre.

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Starting Monday, Here’s Where To Vote Early In Northeast Florida

50 Florida counties will open early voting locations on Monday. Here’s where they are in Northeast Florida, along with times and dates they’ll be open before Election Day, Nov. 8. Registered voters can choose any early voting location in the county, unlike on Election Day, when they must vote in their precinct. BAKER COUNTY Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 N. 5th St., Ste. A, Macclenny, Oct. 24 ‐ Nov. 5, 8 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. CLAY COUNTY Clay County Clay County Clay County Elections Office, 500 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, Oct. 24 ‐ Nov. 5, 7 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m. Clay County Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation, 3973 Eagle Landing Pkwy., Orange Park, Oct. 24 ‐ Nov. 5, 7 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m. Clay County Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, Oct. 24 ‐ Nov. 5, 7 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m. Clay County Keystone Heights Tax Collectors Office, 7380 State Road, 100 Suite 10, Keystone Heights, Oct. 24 ‐ Nov. 5, 7 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m. Clay County Middleburg Civic Center 2102 Palmetto St Middleburg Oct

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