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Florida Businesses Create 2,100 Private-Sector Jobs in July

Florida businesses created 2,100 private-sector jobs, according to new state economic data released today. Additionally, the statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 remains at 6.2 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate of 7.3 percent.

In fact, Florida has officially reached four straight years of positive job growth.

“I believe a major reason Charlie Crist is visibly losing support is because voters are beginning to realize that Rick Scott’s private-sector pro-jobs plan is working and that Florida continues to move in the right direction,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

According to the data:

  • Florida has created 620,300 new private-sector jobs since December 2010,
  • Miami-Dade County had the biggest job growth last month by creating 14,806 jobs in July,
  • Walton County had the biggest job growth percentage last month with 1.7 percent growth in July, and
  • 208,500 total jobs have been created over the past year in Florida.


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