Gov. Scott: Florida Added 25,000 Jobs In February

Florida's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.9 percent.

The Governor announced on Friday morning that more than 25,000 private-sector jobs were created in February.

The jobless rate fell from 3.8 percent to 3.5 percent.

 It remains flat at 4.7 percent in Miami-Dade.  It's 3.7 percent in Palm Beach.

Florida’s annual job growth rate of 2.2 percent continues exceeds the nation’s rate of 1.8 percent. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate for 70 of the past 71 months. According to Gov. Scott's announcement, the only month Florida didn't exceed the nation was a result of Hurricane Irma. 

“I am proud to announce that Florida businesses created more than 25,000 new jobs last month, which means thousands of more opportunities are available for Floridians," Gov. Scott said in the announcement. 

"Earlier this month, we concluded the 2018 legislative session by securing major initiatives that will help ensure this economic growth continues in Florida for years to come." 

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