Gov. Scott: Orlando Metro Area gained 37,600 new jobs in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 37,600 new jobs over the year in October 2014. This is the second highest number of jobs among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Metro Area Added 2,800 Jobs in October 2014

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in October 2014 with 2,800 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 6.3 percent in October 2013 to 5.6 percent in October […]

Gov. Scott: Florida businesses created 32,000 private-sector jobs in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Unemployment rate Drops from 6.1 to 6.0 Percent   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s private-sector businesses added 32,000 jobs in October 2014. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since April 2012. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate in October was 6.0 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from last […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Metro Area Added 22,000 Jobs Over the Year in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 22,000 new jobs over the year in October 2014. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 6.3 percent in October 2013 to 5.6 percent in October 2014.   Governor Scott said, “Over the […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Fourth Consecutive Record Year

On November 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Florida Has Already Welcomed Nearly 74 Million Visitors in 2014   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 23.7 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2014 (July-September), an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2013.  This represents the largest third quarter […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Thirteen to Judicial Nominating Commissions

On November 19, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced thirteen appointments to five Judicial Nomination Commissions.   First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission   Ginger Golden Bouk 44, of Gulf Breeze, is an Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She succeeds James Andres II and is appointed for a term beginning November 19, 2014, and ending […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT REQUESTS MORE THAN $77 MILLION IN GULF COAST RESTORATION PROJECTS

On November 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

~ State of Florida proposals include 20 projects for the Gulf Coast~ Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (council) for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component portion of funding through the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived […]