Job Growth in Florida Continues to Rise in February

Jordan Kirkland - March 22nd, 2019

With February in the books, Florida's job market continues to expand under the DeSantis administration.

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis touted new job growth numbers for the month of February. DeSantis announced that Florida’s labor force continued to grow with 170,000 people entering the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.7 percent, up 0.2 percent from January 2019. Also in the past year, 206,300 new private-sector jobs were created in Florida overall and 24,300 private-sector jobs were created in February. Florida’s unemployment rate is at a low 3.5 percent.

“Florida’s economy is working,” said Governor DeSantis. “We have to continue this success by keeping taxes low and regulations limited, supporting policy to make Florida the best state for career and technical education, and making important investments in the environment and Florida’s infrastructure.”


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