April 20, 2018
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created more than 1.5 million jobs since December 2010. The Jacksonville area added 21,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.5 percent in March, down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 12,500 new jobs in March.