Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Tom Delacenserie’s resignation from the Florida Lottery, which will be effective on June 2, 2017. He has served in this role since 2015. Further announcements on agency leadership will be made at a later date. Governor Scott said, “For 17 years, Tom Delacenserie has served our state […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 3,200 Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Southwest Florida area businesses added 3,200 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Naples area businesses added 1,900 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, dropping 0.5 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 1,300 new jobs and […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Pensacola area businesses added 3,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added 19,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses added 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 14,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that West Palm Beach area businesses added 14,300 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in April, dropping 0.5 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added 16,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Miami area businesses added 16,500 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The unemployment rate in Miami was 5.0 percent in April, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added 24,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Fort Lauderdale area added 24,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, dropping 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 31,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Remains State Leader in Job Creation

On May 19, 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 42,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.6 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Achieves Lowest Unemployment Rate in Almost a Decade

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

15,000 private sector jobs created in April MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in April, the lowest since September 2007. Florida businesses also created 15,000 private-sector jobs in April, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,355,700. For more than […]