Florida breaks through 100,000 Jobs Barrier

New job creation and unemployment numbers were released today showing unemployment down from 10.6% last month and 12% in December, to 10.3% October.

The state saw 9,500 new jobs added, bring the total net new jobs for the year over the 100,000 mark, a significant milestone.

“Florida’s economy is headed in the right direction,” said Governor Scott. “Obviously, we still have a long way to go, but this is great news heading into the holiday season.”

The Governor appeared live on WTEV Action News Jacksonville to discuss the news. Watch the video here.

Click the chart to see Florida’s job growth this year:


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