Scott: New jobless numbers shows Florida on the path to recoveryby John Kennedy | May 20th, 2011
When Florida’s unemployment rate dropped in March by its largest margin in eight years, Gov. Rick Scott was quick to grab credit.
Another decline for April — announced Friday — prompted the Republican governor assuring that the state is headed in the right direction. And his policies are helping, Scott added.
“I remain focused on job creation, so it is great news that this trend is continuing in the right direction,” Scott said. “With tax relief for property owners and elimination of taxes on about half of the businesses that currently pay, I believe we are on the path to getting Florida back to work.”
Florida’s 10.8 percent jobless rate is the state’s lowest level since September 2009. It’s down from 11.1 percent in March and includes 996,000 out-of-work, the first time the ranks of the state’s unemployed dropped below 1 million since October 2009, according to Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation.