Florida Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.1%

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s frequent raids to lure businesses from other states and even countries are paying off. He announced Monday that over a half-million jobs have been created in the last three years, as the unemployment continues to drop.

Scott said in Monday’s press release that Florida’s unemployment rate for January, 2014 was the state’s lowest since June, 2008 — 6.1 percent, 0.5 percent below the official national rate. Statewide unemployment has held below the national rate since August, 2013, and since December, 2010, Florida has created 503,500 private sector jobs.

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