Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 8,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 8,500 private-sector jobs in 2016. The Fort Myers area added 5,600 new private-sector jobs and the area’s December unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. The Naples area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs and the area’s December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. Florida […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added 3,800 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Pensacola area added 3,800 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December, down 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added Nearly 23,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 22,800 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in December, dropping by 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added 9,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 9,000 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100 jobs. Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Ft. Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 27,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Ft. Lauderdale area added 26,700 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale was 4.4 percent in December. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100 […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added 23,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami area created 23,000 new private-sector jobs in 2016. Miami’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in December, dropping by 0.4 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added 29,100 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 29,100 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in December. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100 jobs. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Continues to Lead the State in Job Creation

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Orlando area continues to lead the state in job creation, adding 48,300 new private-sector jobs in 2016. The December unemployment rate in Orlando was 4.2 percent, dropping by 0.2 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 237,300 private-sector jobs across the state during […]

Gov. Scott: More Than 237,000 New Jobs Created in 2016

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 237,300 new private-sector jobs in 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100. For the 57th consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.3 percent is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.6 percent. Governor Scott said, […]

Gov. Scott: We Are Heartbroken to Hear of the Loss of Floridian and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Austin Ruiz

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

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement in response to the death of Floridian Lance Cpl. Austin Ruiz following a training accident. Lance Cpl. Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, served as a combat engineer with 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, Japan. Governor Scott […]