Florida Economy

Federal Report: Florida Lags In Disbursing Foreclosure AidFlorida has underperformed other states when it comes to using federal mortgage assistance money to aid homeowners facing foreclosure, according to a new federal report.
Florida's Jobless Mark Down To 5.5 PercentFlorida's jobless rate dipped two percentage points, following the national trend.
Scott Calls Trimmed Tax-Cut Package 'Positive'A House committee advanced a trimmed tax-cut package Tuesday. It's something Florida Governor Rick Scott calls a "positive" move.
State Minimum Wage Gets Bump In New Year People were working for minimum wage in the state will get a bump in the new year.
Scott, Crist Duel Over Past And Future Of EconomyLong before the flare-up over Charlie Crist's fan earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign had been dogged by an earlier debate moment --- one from four years ago, when he was asked to elaborate on his promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years.
State's Consumer Confidence Ticks UpwardFloridians are feeling a little better about how the economy is doing. In September, the state's consumer confidence level reached a post-recession high, according to a University of Florida report.
Florida Finances Expected To Remain In Good Shape Florida's economy will likely remain in good shape for the next few years, according to state economists .
State's Consumer Confidence Takes Unexpected JumpThere was an unexpected jump in the state's consumer confidence in the month of June. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows consumer confidence jumped up to 82 on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966.
Report: Florida Agriculture Exports Up In 2013 Florida's international agricultural exports are up, according to a report released Wednesday.
Crist Says Florida's Economy Could Be Doing Much BetterFormer Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has admitted that Florida's economy has improved under Governor Rick Scott's watch but was quick to add "it could be doing a lot better."
State's Consumer Confidence Ticks Up SlightlyWe're slowly starting to feel a little better about the economy. At least that's according to the University of Florida's monthly survey which found the state's consumer confidence rated a 78 on a scale fo 2 to 150.
Fla. Economists Predict Growth In Local EconomyFlorida economist are painting a good picture for the sunshine state's economy, projecting steady growth over the next few years.