Jobless Rate Up

New unemployment figures for the state of Florida show all the counties in this area of Northwest Florida increased jobless rates slightly during the month of May.

Bay County's unemployment rate nudged upward from April to May by two tenths of a percent and now stands at 2.9 percent.

The other seven counties in this area of northwest Florida saw similar increases.

Walton County still has the best unemployment picture with the May rate set at 1.9 percent.