Florida's private-sector growth highest among large statesStaff writer ▼ | January 27, 2016
Florida's private-sector job growth rate of 3.5 percent in December was the highest among the ten most populous states for the tenth consecutive month.
Jobs The 10th consecutive month
Governor Rick Scott said, "Florida's job growth is growing faster than the largest states in the nation, including Texas. By cutting taxes and making it easier for businesses to succeed, we've created an environment where Florida's private sector was able to create more than one million jobs in just five years.
"In order to keep growing, we must continue our momentum by cutting $1 billion in taxes and out competing other states with the creation of the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund."
This is the ninth consecutive month that Florida has created more private-sector jobs over the year than Texas, which created a total of 141,300 new jobs. In December, Florida ranked second in the nation in total private-sector jobs added, with more than 238,900 jobs created over the year. ■