The Florida job market is starting to improve. Governor Rick Scott made an announcement that the State of Florida created 36,900 private-sector jobs in June 2014, which is the best job creation month for the private sector since Governor Scott began as governor. The Florida unemployment rate for June 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from the May 2014 rate and 1.2 percentage points from the June 2013 rate of 7.4 percent, according to a July 18 statement from the Office of Governor Rick Scott.
Governor Rick Scott was quoted in the statement as saying, “Florida experienced a record setting month for private-sector job creation in June with 36,900 new jobs over the month and a total of 620,700 private-sector jobs added since December 2010. This news is great for Florida families, and Florida continues to have great success in our state’s economic recovery. Let’s keep working so that every person who wants a job can get one here in Florida,” said Governor Rick Scott.
Since December 2010, Florida’s unemployment rate has decreased 4.9 percentage points, from the high rate of 11.1 percent to 6.2 percent in June 2014. Florida’s unemployment rate has declined or not increased over the month for 44 of the last 46 months, according to the statement by the Office Governor Rick Scott.
“It is always good when the unemployment rate goes down. I want to see more people getting hired and keeping jobs. This means more people are working and feeling good about their life situations. And as more people work and get paid, more people have money to spend. This is good for everyone,” said Roger Stanton.
“We always need to have more people working. If more people are working than more people are coming to my restaurant to spend money. I am seeing more people at my restaurant and this means more tips for me,” said Deborah Goldstein.