Although Hurricane Irma’s effects are still being determined in the Tampa Bay area, economists have some early ideas about what’s ahead.

Unemployment is expected to jump, at least initially, and economic growth nationwide could be stunted because Florida is so huge. The Sunshine State accounts for about 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and 6 percent of U.S. jobs, PNC Bank Chief Economist Gus Faucher told Voice of America.

Business analytics firm IHS Markit has estimated the combined…

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