Florida Unemployment Down Two Percentage Points

12/16/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. – The unemployment rate and job numbers for November 2011 were released today showing unemployment down two percentage points since Governor Scott took office and down 0.4 percentage points from October.

A total of 8,500 new jobs were added in November, which makes the total net new jobs for the year more than 120,000.

“We are continuing to move Florida in the right direction by streamlining government, eliminating burdensome regulations, identifying economic development opportunities and prioritizing education,” said Governor Scott. “I am hopeful that we will see Florida’s unemployment rate continue to decline as jobs grow and more Floridians find work.”

Click the chart to see Florida’s job growth this year:

jobs chart

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