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

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Gov. Rick Scott said Friday 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…

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Rick Scott uses job growth data to bolster incentives request

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that Florida’s private sector job growth rate led all large states last month. He used the news to ask the Legislature for $250 million in Enterprise Florida money. “Florida continues to lead other large states, including our No. 1 competitor Texas, in job growth because our pro-business, low-tax policies are out-competing other locations as a top place for jobs,” Scott said in a news release. “Florida’s economy is booming, but we cannot become complacent or…

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