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Employment picture improves in Florida

More jobs are coming to Florida. Governor Rick Scott said that the number of available job openings in Florida increased in February 2014 compared to last year’s February 9,727, or 3.6 percent, for a total of 278,717 openings. This information from Help Wanted Online are at an all-time high in the data series which began in May 2005 and job postings in Florida increased over the month compared to January 2014 by 8,204 openings or 3.0 percent, according to a March 20 release by the Office of Governor Rick Scott.

In the release, Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “Another record month for job demand in Florida so great news for a Florida family and a chance to achieve their dreams. With an unemployment rate at 6.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since June 2008, and the creation of 500,000 private sector jobs since December 2010, it is clear that our job creation efforts are working,” said Scott.

“This is good news. I am always happy when more people get jobs, especially higher paying jobs because that means they have more money to spend in my restaurants,” said Sarah Goldstein.

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