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Citrus County lowers joblessness to 4.8 percent for September

Jobs artThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) reported on Friday that Citrus County's jobless number for September 2017 has been lowered from 5.9 percent in August to 4.8 percent for September.

Who to call when dealing with trees, limbs and powerlines

A little close for comfort to powerlines.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has no regulatory authority over power companies providing services in Citrus County.

The Florida Public Services Commission (PSC) regulates power companies in Florida. 

Trees and limbs in proximity to power lines are the jurisdiction of the power company, and the power company makes decisions regarding the cutting/trimming of trees and limbs. Questions on tree cutting and trimming should be addressed to your power provider.

The contact numbers for power providers in Citrus County are as follows:

Levy County nuclear power future unplugged in Duke agreement

Duke Energy Florida logoLevy County's nuclear future went dark today with an announcement by Duke Energy Florida that the company will no longer be building two proposed nuclear power plants in that county.

In a news release today today, the company announced that the Levy County project was part of a revised settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) today "that paves the way to a smarter energy future for Florida customers."

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Duke Energy Florida files higher 2018 rates

Duke Energy LogoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) on Thursday filed its annual request to set electric rates for 2018 with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).

Citrus County's July unemployment rate at 6.2 percent

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2017) – The unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion held at 5.3 percent in July, which was 1.1 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 6.4 percent one year ago. Out of a labor force of 199,816, there were 10,557 unemployed.

Significantly, that’s 2,016 fewer unemployed and 4,555 more working than in July 2016.

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