Steve Crisafulli: Florida Tourism Breaks Another Record, State Job Growth Continues
By Steve Crisafulli // May 28, 2016
Steve Crisafulli Legislative Update
This month, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida has set a new record for tourist arriving in the state during the first quarter of 2016. 29.8 million visitors from January through March surpassed last years record of 28.5 million visitors.
Florida is continuing on an 8 year low for unemployment with nearly 29,000 new jobs created last month. Florida’s private sector job growth rate has exceeded the nation for more than four years.
Here are some facts from April’s report:
• Private-sector industries gaining the most jobs over the year in April were education and health services with 6,000 new jobs, and professional and business services and construction tied with 4,400 new jobs each.
• Florida job postings showed 269,535 openings in April 2016.
• In April, Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards reported more than 35,386 Floridians, including 1,664 veterans, were placed in jobs.
The Florida Department of Health is continuing to keep Floridians updated on the latest about the Zika virus. CLICK HERE for updates. The Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services are also staying on top of the spread of the Zika virus. CLICK HERE for updates.
PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE
Hurricane season will begin on June 1. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has put together information for the upcoming hurricane season. CLICK HERE for updates.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
This Memorial Day, let us take a moment to remember all of those who have served this great country and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Kristen, Carly, Kennedy and myself would like to wish you and your family a Happy Memorial Day.
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