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Miami-Dade Countys unemployment rate for January 2010 was 10.9 percent. This was a decrease of 0.6 percent compared to December 2009 (11.5%) and an increase of 2.4 percent compared to January 2009. Despite the drop from December 2009 to January 2010, the unemployment rate remains high.

With the announcement of Visas expansion of their customer service center in Miami-DadeCounty and the assistance The Beacon Council is currently providing to other companies, we are hopeful that the unemployment rate will drop even further in the future.

Rest easy, Broward residents. Filling out the 2010 Census is safe and private.

For those who are reluctant to fill out their Census forms or have concern with how the information will be used, Broward County Commissioner, Ilene Lieberman, chair of the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee, wants Broward residents to know that data obtained in Census 2010 cannot be shared with anyone outside the Census Bureau for any reason.

“You should not worry that your privacy may be invaded by answering the Census,” she said.

DominoesStars.com, Hornitos Tequila, DominoUSA, NPDPA and R. Paniagua, Inc. present the FID World Domino Championship at the Las Vegas Hilton, Memorial Day weekend May 26th - 29th with guaranteed prizes of $50,000.

A classic "Double Six" tournament will be supervised by the DominoUSA Federation. The "High Five" tournament will be administered by domino legend Travis Newsome, President of the NPDPA.

"Hundreds of players from all over the world have confirmed their participation," said Manny Oquendo, President of DominoUSA Federation.

Joe Williams, Mike Nagel and Larry Scott of the Broward County Facilities Maintenance Division collect food for distribution
The first two months of Broward County's 365 Food Drive were quite a success.

Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl has announced that residents and County employees donated 2,392 pounds of food and toiletries. The donations benefit the Million Meals Committee, which distributes food to local food pantries and social services agencies throughout Broward County.

"I want to thank Broward residents and employees for their generosity," said Mayor Keechl. "I hope the momentum continues because there are many people who need our help."