Florida is releasing new unemployment numbers that will show if the state’s economy continues to improve.
State officials will release May jobless numbers on Friday.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in April putting Florida below the national average for the second straight month.
ADP, a payroll provider, reported recently that Florida added 17,440 jobs in May.
Gov. Rick Scott has been using the state’s dropping unemployment rate as part of his re-election pitch for next year. He spent the last week on a trade mission to Paris. During the trip he has announced that several companies are expanding or relocating to Florida.
The May rate is the lowest it has been in Florida since September 2008. There are now an estimated 680,000 Floridians out of work.