Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s New B.E.S.T. K-12 Standards

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has completed the review of Florida’s K-12 academic standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics and made recommendations for revisions. The proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards will provide the foundation for teaching […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 8,000 Reading Scholarships Available to Help Students Enhance Skills

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady also announces new pilot programs for Math, Reading Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis urged Florida parents and schools to take advantage of more than 8,000 Reading Scholarships available through the Florida Department of Education to help public school students in grades 3-5 improve their reading skills. First Lady DeSantis said […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped to a Record Low

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to a remarkable, record low of 3.0 percent in December 2019.  Additionally, the labor force continued to increase with 220,000 Floridians entering the workforce over the year. “My administration continues to pursue bold priorities for Florida, and our efforts to diversify the economy […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area’s Unemployment Rate Dropped to 2.7 Percent in December 2019

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 2,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in December, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created Nearly 31,000 New Jobs, Second Highest in the State

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 30,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in December, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Businesses Grow, Creating 13,000 New Jobs

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.5 percent in December, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 8,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added Nearly 2,000 New Jobs Over the Year, Unemployment Down to 2.7 Percent

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 1,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in December, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was leisure and hospitality with […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Marked 57 Consecutive Months in Job Growth, Leading the State

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that December 2019 marked 57 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 40,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.5 percent in December, down 0.5 percentage point from one year […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Businesses Created More Than 23,000 Jobs

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 23,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year creating the third highest number of private-sector jobs. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 1.8 percent in December, down 1.7 percentage points from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Jacksonville Area Businesses Created More than 21,000 Jobs

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 21,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in December, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over […]