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Area jobless rates decline in August

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After a jump in July, the unemployment rate in Columbia and Suwannee counties dropped from around 8% to just above 5% last month, according to figures released Friday by the state.

DOC, workers tangle over shift changes

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TALLAHASSEE — As Florida’s corrections department grapples with deadly coronavirus outbreaks, staff shortages and high turnover rates, a drawn-out legal battle over changes to prison workers’ shift