# St johns county
Clay County jobless rate falls during August, state reports
The unemployment rate in Clay County fell from 2.6 percent in July to 2.5 percent last month, according to figures from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Duval County had a higher jobless rate in August with 3 percent. St. Johns County had the lowest rate in the three county area with 2.2 percent.
Clay High School teacher accused of aggravated child abuse on 1-month-old girl
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- A Clay High School Spanish teacher has been arrested by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and faces accusations of child abuse of a 1-month-old girl.
Clay County ranks high for healthiest community in Florida: U.S. News
U.S. News recently released their annual list of the country’s healthiest communities, as well as counties ranked by state. Out of the 25 Florida communities listed, Clay County ranked fifth, with a score of 57 overall – a total of 15 points higher than the state average and 10 points higher than the U.S. national average.