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Fla. unemployment rate drops in March

Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in March, the lowest it has been since fall of 2008 and that trend continues throughout Northwest Florida.

Escambia County's unemployment rate fell from 7.4 percent in February to 6.9 percent for March.

Santa Rosa County decreased from 6.7 percent in February to 6.1 percent.

And Okaloosa County dropped from 5 percent down to 4.8 percent.

Governor Rick Scott says his efforts to get the state back to work and back on track are proving effective