lorida’s unemployment rate reached its most recent apex at 11.4 percent in December 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a four-year string of economic recovery pulled the unemployment rate down to the present 5 to 6 percent. Compared with other states, this is still relatively high; but it’s a good start.
This signs of rejuvenated confidence are making Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Mathis bullish about the future. She tells Florida Weekly’s Roger Williams:
“People are positive. New home permits are up. Construction permits are up. All that has a trickle-down effect. People are getting their hair and their nails done more.”
If you have been putting off building a home through the recession, now may be a good time to call home builders in Palm Beach County and start construction of your dream house.