Rep. Steve Crisafulli Legislative Update

By  //  December 24, 2014

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Florida's unemployment rate down to 5.8%


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the latest employment numbers.

The numbers show Florida’s unemployment rate is down to 5.8% – the lowest since May 2008.

Florida added 41,900 jobs in the month of November, for a total of 229,000 jobs added over the last year, and over 715,700 private sector jobs added in the past four years.

Our pro-growth economic policies are getting Floridians back to work and strengthening our economy.

We must continue our focus on keeping taxes low, cutting burdensome red tape, and balancing the state’s checkbook to keep our economy moving in the right direction.

Before the 2015 Legislative Session kicks off in March, members meet in Tallahassee for a series of Committee Weeks. During these weeks, my colleagues and I will meet to discuss preparations for Session, upcoming legislation, and hear reports on the state of the budget, economy and government agencies.

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These are productive meetings, and I look forward to getting to work on behalf of our district.

Committee meetings will be held in Tallahassee during the following weeks:

• January 2015 – Week of the 5th
• January 2015 – Week of the 20th
• February 2015 – Week of the 2nd
• February 2015 – Week of the 9th
• February 2015 – Week of the 16th

I always appreciate your input and if you have any questions or concerns during these weeks or during Session, please feel free to contact my office anytime.

You can also follow our progress at the Florida House website or through the Florida House App.