July 19, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. (April 19, 2019) — Florida’s private-sector businesses created 208,100 jobs over the year and 12,600 jobs in March. The unemployment rate remained at a low 3.5 percent. The labor force continued to grow with 158,000 people entering the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.6 percent.
“Florida’s economy continues to thrive, but we will not rest,” said Governor DeSantis. “Our state is focused on creating a resilient business-friendly environment, with low taxes, decreased regulation and support for career and technical education to provide opportunities for all Floridians to succeed.”
Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.7 percent continues to outpace the national job growth rate of 1.9 percent.
“Governor DeSantis has a bold vision for our state which includes all Floridians benefiting from a robust and diverse economy,” said Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Ken Lawson. “Today’s announcement reflects the confidence Florida businesses have in our state, as they continue to create new jobs and opportunities for our communities.”
Other positive economic indicators include:
To view the March 2019 jobs report by region, please see below:
To view the March 2019 employment data visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.
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