Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rates Remain Low

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that unemployment rates in Southwest Florida areas have dropped in the past year. The Naples area’s unemployment rate was a low 3.1 percent, 0.6 percentage point less than it was in the past year. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.7 percentage point in the […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Added More Than 2,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 2,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 19,000 new jobs in May bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Created More Than 22,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 22,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.1 percent in May, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 19,000 […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach’s Unemployment Rate Remains Low

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area’s unemployment rate was a low 3.3 percent in May, down 0.6 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 19,000 new jobs in May bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to more […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Created More Than 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 10,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate remained a low 3.2 percent in May, down 0.6 percentage point from a year […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Businesses Created More Than 14,000 New Jobs

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 14,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Miami remained a low 4 percent in May down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Adds More Than Thirty Thousand Jobs Over the Year

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 31,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 19,000 new jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Leads Florida in Job Growth

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that May 2018 marked 38 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 43,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was a low 3 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, […]

Gov. Scott: Nearly Twenty Thousand New Jobs Means Real Results for Families

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May and 179,000 in the past year, for a total of 1,539,800 jobs since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 73 of the past 74 months. The only month that Florida did […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Matthew Caldwell to Broward College District Board of Trustees

On June 14, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Matthew Caldwell to the Broward College District Board of Trustees. Caldwell, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, is the president and chief executive officer of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. He also serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club, and as […]