Governor Rick Scott Appoints Ian Leavengood to Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

On April 17, 2015, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ian Leavengood to the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Leavengood, 44, of St. Petersburg, is a lawyer with LeavenLaw. He succeeds Paul Gross and is appointed for a term beginning April 17, 2015, and ending July 1, 2018.

Gov. Scott: Naples Adds Nearly 7,000 New Jobs Over Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 6,900 jobs over the year in March 2015. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in March 2014 to 4.8 percent in March 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Added 5,500 Jobs Over the Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent metro area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in March 2015 with 5,500 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage point over the year, from 6.4 percent in March 2014 to 5.3 percent in March 2015. Florida businesses have added […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added 16,700 Jobs Over the Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 16,700 new jobs over the year in March 2015. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage points over the year, from 6.5 percent in March 2014 to 5.4 percent in March 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 841,000 private-sector jobs […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Adds Over 20,000 Jobs Over the Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

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 March 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.3 percentage points over the year, from 6.3 percent in March 2014 to 5.0 percent in March 2015. Florida businesses […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Gained Over 28,000 Jobs Over the Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 28,900 jobs over the year in March 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 841,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Governor Scott made the announcement at Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., a Merex Group company, that has started expanding their South Florida […]

Gov. Scott: Metro Tampa Bay Added Over 34,000 Jobs Over the Year

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 34,500 new jobs in March 2015 compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area declined by 1.1 percentage points over the year, from 6.4 percent in March 2014 to 5.3 percent in March 2015.  Florida businesses have […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Added 42,300 Jobs Over the Year in March 2015

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained 42,300 new jobs in March 2015 compared to a year ago, the second highest number of jobs among all metro areas. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.3 percentage point over the year, from 7.5 percent in March 2014 to 6.2 percent in March […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Leads Florida in Job Creation

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Over 50,000 Private Sector Jobs Created Over the Year Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) gained 50,200 new jobs over the year in March 2015, the highest number of new jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage point over the year, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 29,000 Jobs in March

On April 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses have created 841,100 private-sector jobs since December 2010. In March 2015, 29,400 private-sector jobs were created across Florida. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.2 percent, has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Florida’s unemployment rate for March 2015 was 5.7 percent. Governor […]