Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Florida’s unemployment rate has decreased by a total of 1.3% since he took office in January of this year. While unnecessary and redundant government jobs have been cut, we still see an overall increase in job creation, according to the following chart:
This is a wonderful example of just how Rick Scott is keeping with his campaign slogan of “Lets get to work” that he rode to winning the Florida Gubernatorial election of 2010. Governor Scott gives credit to the State legislature, among others in his weekly newsletter and September Florida Jobs report.
I cannot take full credit for this positive news. Florida is on the right track, thanks to the collaborative effort of the Florida Legislature, who last session passed business tax cuts and shared my vision for making Florida the best state in the country to do business, and to Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, city and county governments, who along with the state provide incentives for companies to create jobs here, and to everyone in my administration who has played a role in growing jobs. Most importantly we must recognize the businesses who are actually taking risks to create jobs in Florida every day.
Not being one to rest on his laurels, Governor Scott also released his new Economic Growth and Job Creation Agenda of 2012. ( ahead of time, which is nice to see)
Florida has seen the addition of a total of 110,300 jobs while shrinking the size of government, resulting in a net gain of 92,400 jobs since Gov. Scott took office. Even better news can be found in the fact that Florida’s job growth rate of 1.3% has outpaced the national rate of 1.1% for the first time since February of 2007!
Thank you Governor Scott, for giving Florida some change they can really believe in!