Tag: jobs growth

Scott PowersDecember 21, 2018

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in November, the lowest point since 2006, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning. The governor’s last jobs report of his eight-year tenure [the December numbers will be reported after he leaves office] highlighted the point that 1.67 million private-sector jobs were added since December 2010, when Florida was […]

Scott PowersApril 20, 2018

Florida added 12,500 new public sector jobs in March pushing the jobs growth tally over 1.5 million during his tenure, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday in Orlando. The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show the state’s unemployment rate holding at 3.9 percent, with the professional and business services sector leading the […]

Michael MolineNovember 9, 2016

Florida added 15,800 private sector jobs during October, more than any other state, according to the monthly ADP Regional Employment Report released Wednesday. That number represented 0.22 percent growth over September, and a nearly 11 percent share of national jobs growth. The services sector predominated, creating 13,800 non-farm jobs, compared to 2,000 in the goods-producing […]

Scott PowersMarch 25, 2016

The Orlando region continued in February as the state’s leading job-producing metropolitan area and saw the region’s unemployment rate fall to 4.4 percent, Gov. Rick Scott‘s office said Friday. Numbers released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show that Orlando’s metro area added 30,000 workers and 40,000 jobs since February 2015, and the result […]


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