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Million Miles for a Million Jobs

Rick Scott: Florida has added 1 million jobs since he took office

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Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since he took office in 2011. That means another 700,000 jobs need to be created in the next two years to fulfill a 2010 campaign promise. The million jobs mark also doesn’t take into account that Florida has 27,300 fewer government jobs since he took office. When considering those lost jobs, Florida needs to add another 15,500 jobs to reach 1 million. Still, Scott celebrated…

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