Gov. Rick Scott Announces Florida’s January Job Demand Higher Than U.S.

By  //  February 8, 2016

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287,651 job openings across Florida

Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.4 percent in October was the highest among the ten most populous states, including Texas, California, and New York.

Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine.

Job demand in Florida increased by 1,924 openings in January to a total of 287,651.

This is an increase of 0.7 percent, while national growth only increased by 0.2 percent last month.

Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott

“While the national job demand only increased by a sluggish 0.2 percent last month, Florida is continuing to see impressive job gains and started the year with more than 287,000 job openings,” said Governor Rick Scott. 

“The Sunshine State is leading the nation in job growth and we will continue to welcome job creators to Florida by cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year.”

“January has been another great month for job seekers in the state, and Florida’s economy continues to rebound,” said Cissy Proctor, Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director.

“Our goal is to make Florida first for jobs by supporting $1 billion in tax cuts and the creation of the new Florida Enterprise Fund.”

The top occupation in demand continues to be registered nurses.

Job demand was highest in Tampa followed by Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.


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