Florida’s unemployment numbers have shown positive improvement over the past several months which presents Governor Rick Scott with a double-edged sword.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida’s declining unemployment rate for the past several months. According to Bloomberg News, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a message for Scott, be quiet.
Flipping burgers, bagging groceries and bussing restaurant tables are harder to come by this summer for Florida teenagers than you might think.
Florida’s unemployment rate in April continued to mirror that of the rest of the country, dropping to 8.7 percent, according to numbers released Friday.
The drop in the state’s unemployment rate in March may have been a sign of brighter days ahead. However, gloomy times are looming for those who still have not landed work.
Florida unemployment rate saw its biggest one month drop since October 1992 in March. The unemployment rate statewide dropped 0.4 percent to just 9 percent in March 2012.
During his campaign, Rick Scott billed himself as a man who would bring much needed jobs to Florida. Every month he gets graded on that claims when Florida’s unemployment rates are released. But maybe the grade Scott should get in his first year in office is an incomplete.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent in December for the first time since April 2009. According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s unemployment dropped to 9.7 percent in December.
Florida’s unemployment rate has been stuck in double-digits for months now, but new numbers on the national level may give Floridians hope that the employment picture is pointing in the right direction.
Florida’s unemployment numbers for November will be announced Friday and Gov. Rick Scott and state labor officials are hoping for some good holiday news.