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Rick Scott: Florida unemployment down to 4.1 percent

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Gov. Rick Scott announced the creation of more than 26,000 private-sector jobs in July, with the unemployment rate remaining at “the lowest rate in a decade, 4.1 percent.”

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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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Florida’s unemployment rate drops to 4.5%, Tampa at 3.8%

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Florida’s unemployment rate dipped to its lowest rate in nearly a decade in April, state officials announced Friday. The state Department of Economic Opportunity announced the unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in April, down from 4.8 percent one month earlier. The drop marks one of the lowest rates since September 2007, and is only slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. The Tampa Bay-area led the state when it came to job demand, with 47,412 job…

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Florida’s unemployment rate dips to 4.8% in March

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Florida’s unemployment rate is dropping. The state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday the unemployment rate dipped to 4.8 percent in March, down from 5 percent one month earlier. That’s slightly lower than March 2016, when the state reported a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. “This is an exciting day — jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Gov. Rick Scott, who announced the March jobs numbers at Pelican Wire in Naples. “When I ran back in 2010, I ran on…

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Florida’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5%

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Florida’s unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent in February. This marks the second month in a row the state’s unemployment rate has been at 5 percent, and mirrors the unemployment rate the state experienced in the first two months of 2016, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The state added 239,800 jobs private sector jobs year-over-year in February. According to the DEO, the professional and business services industry added the most jobs — 43,000, or 3.4 percent increase…

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Pat Neal: Prosperity for our families and future

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Thanks to the efforts of Governor Rick Scott and the state’s committed business leaders, Florida has one of the strongest economies in the country. With our unemployment rate under 5 percent, Florida continues to exceed the nation’s annual job growth rate and tourism, one of the state’s economic drivers remains strong, with just under 113 million visitors in 2016, an increase from just 86 million visitors just three years ago. Much of this success has been a result of Enterprise…

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Economic development incentives drive jobs to Florida, boost state economy

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Shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in the Legislature in many years, the fight on economic development incentives and tourism funding has been swirling throughout the halls of the Capitol the last few weeks. On one side are those who believe that taxpayer dollars should not be used to entice businesses and tourists to Florida; the other side sees these programs as crucial for creating jobs and boosting our economy. Having watched and safeguarded taxpayer dollars being…

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