Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Randall Hunt as Secretary of the Florida Lottery

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Randall Hunt as secretary of the Florida Lottery. The appointment comes following the resignation of former Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Randall Hunt to lead our efforts at the Florida Lottery,” said Governor DeSantis. “Randall’s entrepreneurial skills […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Lauderdale area […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created Nearly 21,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 20,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area was professional and business services […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created Nearly 16,000 New Jobs

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in October, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 11,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 9,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 8,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in October, down 0.4 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 More Than 34,000 New Jobs

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 34,200 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 2.9 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added 700 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area were education and health services […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 55 Consecutive Months

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that October 2019 marked 55 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 40,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.7 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created More Than 22,000 New Jobs, Third Highest in State

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 22,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in October, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Continued Positive Economic Indicators for Florida

On November 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida continues to show positive economic indicators.  In October, the labor force participation rate has increased for the third consecutive month as Florida’s unemployment rate remains at a low 3.2 percent. Also, businesses created 22,800 new private-sector jobs in October. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of […]