In 2009, Divorces in the state of Florida were at an all-time low in approximately forty years. However, this changed in 2014. In fact, Florida is the fifth highest state in divorce with over 13.1 percent of residents filing for divorce. But, what is driving higher divorce rates in Florida than other areas of the country?
Divorces often decrease with unemployment simply because couples cannot afford to get divorced while unemployed. However, as the unemployment rates in Florida slowly decrease, the divorce rates also increase.