Governor Rick Scott will use social media to push out the state’s unemployment numbers Friday morning.
While the unemployment rate has slowly been ticking downward across the country and in the Sunshine State, the number of new jobs being added to the economy continues to dwindle.
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped for a second-straight month to 7.5 percent which was the lowest the rate has been since October 2008 when it was 7.4 percent.
The American economy sputtered in March with just 88,000 new jobs created. That was a large drop-off from the previous month’s 268,000 new jobs added to the workforce.
Governor Rick Scott hopes the release of the state’s unemployment numbers Friday will bring more improvement after the jobs numbers spiked in January.
Florida’s unemployment dipped below the national average in January to its lowest level in four years.
The latest jobs numbers gives hope to workers, employers, and the government that the Great Recession and jobs crisis may be slowly starting to retreat permanently.
While the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
Another major South Florida retailer has joined a massive job fair which will be held in Sunrise on Tuesday. Home Depot will be looking to fill more than 300 positions at the event.
Congress may have pulled the country back from the “fiscal cliff” this week, but there are still some banner budget fights left for Washington to take up in the New Year.