TALLAHASSEE, FL (September 16, 2011) – Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement regarding August unemployment figures.
“While the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 10.7 percent, Florida continues to grow private sector jobs. Florida added nearly 10,000 new jobs last month and is on pace to add over 100,000 by the end of the year.
“Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature have already taken significant steps in the right direction by lowering taxes, balancing the state’s budget, streamlining regulations and reorganizing Florida’s economic development functions.
“With additional education and legal reforms, Florida can and will once again lead the nation in private sector job creation.”
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