Unemployment Rate Back Down to 5.6 Percent in Florida
On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the state unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in April as 25,800 new jobs were created. The rate had been at 5.6 percent in February before moving up to 5.7 percent in March.
We are excited to announce today that 865,600 new private-sector jobs have been created in Florida since December 2010, including more than 25,000 new jobs in the month of April alone, Scott said. By working every day to keep cutting taxes and create an environment where job creators can succeed, we are keeping Florida on track to becoming the global destination for jobs.
In April, 25,800 private-sector jobs were created in Florida, job demand remained high, and the statewide unemployment rate dropped, said state Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio. After surpassing the all-time high for private-sector job creation in the state in March, all indicators are pointing toward our economy only continuing to get better. Hard-working Floridians are proving that the Sunshine State is the best place in the nation to live, play, and work.
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