Florida Job Growth Rate 6 Times Faster than Rest of America
'We have protected their livelihoods'
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced that Florida's job growth rate was six times faster than the rest of the country in November.
DeSantis said the success was attributed to the pro-freedom policies which allowed residents to work.
Meanwhile, blue states are continuing to implement coercive policies.
“Our job growth rate is six times faster than the rest of the nation because we’ve worked hard to keep Florida open and protect the jobs of individual Floridians,” DeSantis said.
"Because we have protected their livelihoods, Floridians are confident in finding work and operating their own businesses."
"We will continue to focus on our state’s foundation of freedom to ensure that Florida remains a leader in economic growth and Floridians are able to succeed."
Florida added over 50,000 new jobs in the month of November, a much faster rate than the nation, which added 210,000 jobs in November. pic.twitter.com/7LOG5ZipAY— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 17, 2021
Florida gained 51,100 jobs (0.6 percent) in December, while the rest of the nation gained 210,000 jobs (0.1 percent) during the same period.
The governor’s office said of the figures:
"The state of Florida also experienced tremendous labor force growth, adding 42,000 people into the labor force. The state’s labor force has increased by 6.1% over the year compared to the national labor force increase of 0.9% over the same time period."
"Florida added 470,000 private-sector jobs over the year, increasing by 6.4% and exceeding the national private-sector job growth by 2.0 percentage points.
"Also supporting Florida’s job growth is a business climate that supports the economy."
"For the fifth year in a row, Florida is ranked number four in the nation in the 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index published by the Tax Foundation, and is the only large state in the top 5."
"Florida’s standing contrasts with other large states that consistently remain in the bottom tier: states like California (#48) and New York (#49) are consistently at the bottom of the State Business Tax Climate Index in the nation. Florida maintains a competitively low top corporate tax rate and has no personal income tax."
Over the last month, Florida’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent.
The state's labor force growth “represents a 6.1% increase over the year compared to 0.9% nationally,” the governor’s office said.
Meanwhile, Florida businesses have added 46,700 private-sector jobs in the last month.
DeSantis is continuing to push for pro-freedom policies, recently signing legislation in Brandon, Florida, to protect people from losing their jobs over vaccine mandates.