With more than 26,300 jobs added to the private sector in July, Governor Rick Scott announced this weekend that Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7%. This is the lowest it’s been since April 2007.
Governor Scott spoke at a manufacturing company in St. Augustine, Florida where he informed that more than 1.6 million jobs had been created since he assumed office in 2011.
He explained that “As Florida’s economy continues to grow and unemployment has reached its lowest point in more than a decade, even more Floridians are finding great jobs in the Sunshine State. I am proud that our pro-growth strategies are paying off with nearly 1.6 million jobs created since I took office. Our soaring economy has allowed us to make investments in areas that matter to families, like education, transportation and protecting our environment. That’s why Florida continues to outpace the nation in job growth and is the best state to find a job and raise a family.”
The Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Cissy Proctor, also added that “Florida’s economy is thriving under Governor Scott’s leadership with phenomenal private sector job growth as our labor force continues to expand. Florida has added more than 57,000 new jobs just in the past two months, showing businesses are investing in our economy. Consumer sentiment also remains high, indicating that residents are confident and finding jobs with the nearly 1.6 million new jobs added since December 2010.”