DEO Press Releases

Gov. Scott: Florida Job Demand Higher than U.S. in January

Feb 05, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine. Job demand in Florida increased by 1,924 openings in January to a total of 287,651. This is an increase of 0.7 percent, while national growth only increased by 0.2 percent last month.


Governor Scott said, “While the national job demand only increased by a sluggish 0.2 percent last month, Florida is continuing to see impressive job gains and started the year with more than 287,000 job openings. The Sunshine State is leading the nation in job growth and we will continue to welcome job creators to Florida by cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year.” 


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “January has been another great month for job seekers in the state, and Florida’s economy continues to rebound. Our goal is to make Florida first for jobs by supporting $1 billion in tax cuts and the creation of the new Florida Enterprise Fund.”


The top occupation in demand continues to be registered nurses. Job demand was highest in Tampa followed by Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.



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