Gov. Rick Scott released a slew of new jobs numbers through April on Friday, and he says that the Tampa area has added 43,800 over the year since April of 2015.
He also announced that:
- The unemployment rate in Tampa is down to 4.3 percent.
- The biggest gains were in professional and business services with 14,500 new jobs.
- Followed by education and health service with 9,100 new jobs.
“It is great news that the Tampa area added nearly 44,000 new jobs over the year,” Scott said in a statement. “This growth, in addition to Tampa’s declining unemployment rate, is further proof that our work to cut taxes 55 times and support job creators is helping connect Floridians across the state with new opportunities to succeed.”