Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rate Remains Low

On July 20, 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 3.9 percent, 0.3 percentage point less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.4 percentage point in the past year. […]

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

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 1,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to 1,554,800 since December 2010. […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Created More Than 21,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 21,600 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 3.7 percent in June, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area had an increase of 3,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year.The area’s unemployment rate was a low 3.9 percent in June, down 0.3 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing the total number of new […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,300 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 3.7 percent in June, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Businesses Created Nearly 19,000 New Jobs

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 18,900 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 4.1 percent in June down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 30,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.8 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Remains Leader in Job Growth

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that June 2018 marked 39 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 43,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.5 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Outpace the Nation with Nearly 17,000 New Jobs Added in June

On July 20, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 16,900 private-sector jobs in June and 172,600 in the past year, for a total of 1,554,800 jobs since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 74 of the past 75 months. The only month that Florida did not exceed […]

Gov. Scott Announces Opening of Spiny Lobster Mini-Season

On July 19, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the 2018 spiny lobster mini-season and encouraged families and visitors to enjoy Florida’s beautiful outdoors. The two-day recreational mini-season will take place July 25 and 26. In 2016, more than 69,000 people participated in the two-day recreational mini-season. Governor Scott said, “It’s no secret that Florida is […]