Governor Scott announced that unemployment in the sunshine state continues to drop, and it now stands at 3.8 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 4.2 percent.
In a statement, Governor Scott explained that “Florida’s growing economy is producing real results for families across our state. Every month, private-sector businesses are adding jobs, dropping our unemployment, making it easier for every Floridian to find great work. When I became governor, I set out to create an environment where our private sector could flourish – and that remains my focus as we continue to outpace the nation. It’s clear – cutting taxes and investing in what matters to families works, and the rest of the country should take notice.”
He also noted that, over the last year, 180,000 jobs have been created in Florida, and more than 1.5 million jobs have been created under his watch.
Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, praised the job growth happening in the sunshine state. She detailed that “Florida’s economy is thriving under Governor Scott’s leadership and through our efforts to grow and attract businesses. Our talented workforce and quality infrastructure support continued economic prosperity in the Sunshine State. Since 2010, more than 1.5 million jobs have been created showing the nation that Florida is the best state in the nation to live the American Dream.”