Gov. Scott: Naples Area Adds 6,600 New Jobs Over Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 6,600 jobs over the year in February 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 5.8 percent in February 2014 to 5.0 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 807,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010.

Governor Scott said, “Businesses in Naples play a major role in growing Florida’s economy and have contributed to the creation of more than 807,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010 in Florida. More than 6,000 new jobs have been created in Naples in the past year, and we will keep working to create even more opportunities for local families.”

The industries gaining the most jobs in this metro area over the year in February 2015 were construction and trade, transportation, and utilities with 1,600 new jobs each, and professional and business services with 1,100 new jobs. The Naples-Marco Island metro area had 4,756 online job openings in February 2015, and the area also had 837 online openings for high wage, high skill science technology engineering math (STEM) occupations.

Florida created 14,900 private-sector jobs in February 2015, and a total of 807,100 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate for February 2015 was 5.6 percent. In February, more than 35,900 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Central Florida, along with the state’s other 23 Regional Workforce Boards.

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