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Rick Scott: Florida unemployment lowest in decade

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Gov. Rick Scott said ‘let there be jobs’—and there were jobs. And the jobs numbers were good. In fact, in one key metric—the official unemployment rate—the numbers were the best in a decade. Florida’s unemployment rate “has dropped to its lowest rate in 10 years and nearly 18,000 new jobs were created for families across the state in June,” Scott said in a statement.

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Republican Lange Sykes boosts fundraising lead in three-way HD 54 primary

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Republican candidate Lange Sykes boosted his lead in the three-way primary race for House District 54 with more than $7,000 in February contributions. “Our community is looking for a strong conservative message from a candidate who creates jobs and has signed both sides of a paycheck,” Sykes said Monday. “The House District 54 seat belongs to its residents, and continuing to remove the hurdles that penalize the private sector for creating jobs is our number one priority on our path…

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Florida leads big states in June job creation, Gov. Scott says

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Job growth in Florida leads the nation’s 10 most populous states. Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the private-sector growth rate was 3.9 percent in June. According to the Scott administration, this is the fourth month in a row Florida has bested the other nine most populous states for the top job growth. “These positive economic trends show our pro-growth policies are working for Florida families. Florida continues to beat larger states in job growth rates, and we are leading the rest…

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