For the first time in more than 2 ½ years, Florida’s unemployment rate is in single digits at 9.9%. Florida Governor Rick Scott says this is an encouraging improvement that hinged largely on growth in private business.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SCOTT4.mp3]
For the last 11 of 12 months, unemployment has stayed steady or declined. Scott says this is largely because of changes enacted since he took office.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SCOTT3.mp3]
He says there is still work to be done, but the current trends point towards a better economic future.