Governor Scott Announces Speakers for 2017 Latin American Summit

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced a selection of speakers for the 2017 Latin American Summit on October 2 in Miami. The Latin American Summit will bring together world leaders to improve current partnerships and build new relationships that will better serve Florida families, generate economic prosperity and enhance democracy and human rights […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added More Than 6,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 6,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Naples area businesses added 4,200 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, down 0.8 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 1,900 new jobs and the […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate since […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 17,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 17,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 18,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 18,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in July, dropping 0.8 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added More Than 25,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 25,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.8 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 28,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 27,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Added More Than 38,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando area added 38,800 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 4 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Led State with Most Jobs Created in the Last Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 39,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Doubles Job Creation Promise with 1.4 Million New Jobs

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Unemployment Rate Remains at Ten-Year Low TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 1,422,700 private sector jobs since Governor Scott has been in office, doubling his 2010 promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. More than 26,000 private-sector jobs were created in July and the unemployment rate remained […]