Florida unemployment rate up to 11.3-percent

In this photo illustration, a person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Florida posted an 11.3 percent unemployment rate in July, as businesses and workers continued to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic.

The new mark was up from an adjusted 10.3 percent rate in June, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The state initially estimated the June rate at 10.4 percent but released the adjusted number Friday. The July rate reflected 1.125 million jobless Floridians, an increase of 122,000 from June, out of a labor force of 9.975 million people. 

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando remains the worst in the state for unemployment at 15.3%.