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Scott: New jobless numbers shows Florida on the path to recovery

by 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.

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18 Responses to “Scott: New jobless numbers shows Florida on the path to recovery”

  1. Rawhide Says:

    Do not pat youself on the back Gov, you had nothing to do with this

  2. Vietnam Vet Says:

    Gov. Scott is a real dope if he count these menial jobs as jobs, but then again Florida jobs were always the bottom of the barrel. Florida way:… Hey you get what you pay for,..e.g. a wetback and a straw hat.

  3. Vietnam Vet Says:

    Gov. Scott is a real dope if he counts these menial jobs as jobs, but then again Florida jobs were always the bottom of the barrel. Florida’s way:… Hey you get what you pay for,..e.g. a wetback and a straw hat.

  4. Great Job Says:

    If Obama can count them, so can Scott. Great job getting us back to work, Governor.

  5. Contractor Says:

    Which jobs did he create? He is slashing jobs. I’m not sure if what he is doing will work, but he had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with these numbers. There hasn’t been enough time or policy change to have any affect whatsoever. He sounds like Trump. “Look what I did”

  6. Steve R Says:

    I have to hold the Governor to the same standard as the President. The job numbers only indicate that less people are making new claims for unemployment or have run out of benefits.

    There is no indication in the economy that the actual unemployment rate has fallen. The numbers don’t indicate people that have given up looking for work or who are under employed.

  7. SCOTT'S TOTTS Says:

    @ great job. When you make it more difficult for people to get unemployment, unemployment goes down. They still don’t have jobs, they’re just not eligible for unemployment anymore, therefore the number decreases. Quit being a moron homer for some party that really does not care about you at all. For the record, the jobs status changed under Bush to count minimum wage McDonalds type jobs in these numbers. If you want to complain about Obama, make it a legitamite complaint.

  8. Dee Says:

    Rich Scott has not created any new jobs except for his staffers. More and more unemployed are no longer eligible for unemployment compensation. Therefore the miniscule percentage drop (If True). He can snowball all the dumb un-educated people in Florida. Why do you think he is reducing funds for education?

  9. AJ Says:

    I know another Corporate Tax cut… and this time Rick promises some of it will trickle down… (maybe even enough to cover the cost of that 2nd grade education your private school voucher won’t cover!)

  10. Big Johnson Says:

    The numbers drop every spring when folks (both retired and unemployed) move back up north for the summer. Nothing new here Mr. Scott.

  11. Fed Up Says:

    No thanks to you!

  12. whasup Says:

    Neither of these fools, Obama or Scott, should be taking credit for having about 1 million folks rushing around like rats seeking jobs that aren’t there or wandering aimlessly like zombies into welfare programs now that their unemployment checks have stopped.

  13. Jupiter Guy Says:

    Florida’s jobless numbers are down because people are leaving. Why you ask are they leaving? Because there are no jobs for them, even though jobs were promised by the governor. Another great lie by skeletor.

  14. limpwrist Says:

    Rick Scott has a mob associate in his leadership coalition. Meet Joe Ardolina of American Truck Sales. He’s a former vice president in the now defunct H&W Refuse Service whose president was Anthony Carione, fingered by law enforcement along with his brother Frank Carione, as then active figures in the underworld. Another brother, Joseph Carione, plead guilty to defrauding the government as a co-defendant in a case that involved Colombo crime boss Andrew Russo. bit.ly/edERUe

  15. Shel G Says:

    What can u say about this Nazi. Some people will believe anything.
    Members of the Rapture movement believe the world will
    end on Saturday, crushed by a wave of earthquakes.
    As a betting man, I wager the sun comes up again on Sunday.

  16. John Boy Says:

    The Crome Dome Fraudster has nothing to do with any decrease in unemployent. All he has done is to help further destroy this State with his Right Wing Religious Agenda. He is a cocksuck and I would not be surprised if his wife and daughter each had mulitple abortions.

  17. panhandle Says:

    Gosh, even I am not that stupid. Mr.
    Scott is responsible for thousands and thousands of layoffs, Obama’s policies had NOTHING to do with it. My friends the Teapartiers please keep drinking the Koolaid.

  18. Dirk Says:

    I wonder what the unemployment rate would have been if Florida’s spineless elected official hadn’t voted down immigration law enforcement and e-verify?

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