Governor Scott Signs SB 160 and HB 7001 into Law

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: SB 160 Rural Letter Carriers – This bill specifies that a rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service is not required to wear a safety belt while performing his or her duties on a designated postal route. HB 7001 Relating to Intercepting and Recording […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Adds 5,700 New Jobs Over Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 5,700 jobs over the year in April 2015. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year, from 5.1 percent in April 2014 to 4.6 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Adds Nearly 5,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent metro area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in April 2015 with 4,900 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in April 2014 to 5.0 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Adds More Than 20,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area experienced positive annual job growth, with an increase 20,600 jobs over the year in April 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 5.6 percent in April 2014 to 4.7 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added More Than 16,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 16,500 new jobs over the year in April 2015. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 5.9 percent in April 2014 to 5.1 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 865,000 private-sector jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Gained More Than 28,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 28,500 jobs over the year in April 2015. The Ft. Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 5.6 percent in April 2014 to 4.8 percent in April 2015. Florida businesses have added more than […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Added More Than 39,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Tampa Area Leads the State in Online Job Demand Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 39,100 new jobs over the year in April 2015. The unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in April 2014 to 5.0 […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Leads Florida in Job Creation

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

More Than 47,000 Private Sector Jobs Created Over the Year Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) gained 47,200 new jobs over the year in April 2015, the highest number among all Florida metro areas for the 27th consecutive month. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Added More Than 33,000 Jobs Over the Year in April 2015

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained 33,700 new jobs in April 2015 compared to a year ago, the third highest number of jobs among all metro areas in Florida. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 6.9 percent in April 2014 to 6.2 percent […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 25,000 Private-Sector Jobs in April

On May 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses created 25,800 private-sector jobs in April 2015. Since December 2010, 865,600 private-sector jobs have been created across the state. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.1 percent, has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Governor Scott made the announcement at IRadimed, a manufacturer […]