Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.9 Percent, Drops To An Eight-Year Low
By Space Coast Daily // March 28, 2016
10.7 percent when governor took office
(SunshineStateNews.com) – Florida’s unemployment rate continued to drop to an eight-year low of 4.9 percent for the month of February.
According to a press release from Gov. Rick Scott’s office, the Sunshine State’s unemployment rate plummeted from 10.7 percent in December 2010, shortly after Scott took office.
Florida also continued its private-sector job growth of 3.4 percent for February, continuing its 37th month above the national average for private-sector job growth.
The numbers are good news for Scott, who has made job creation a top priority during his time as governor.
Scott said Friday’s news, on top of recent tax cuts, were reasons Floridians could be proud of their state.
“We have cut taxes over 55 times since 2010, including more than $1 billion in taxes cut over the last two years, which has saved Floridians $5.5 billion,” he said in a statement.
“This has resulted in our private sector adding more than one million jobs in only five years.”
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