Miami, .- The growth of employment in the private sector in Florida so far this year is more than half a point to the United States, according to figures released Monday by Governor Ron DeSantis, who described the economy as “strong” state.
The Republican said in a statement that the increase in employment in Florida is 2.7% per year, 0.6 percentage points more than the country, while the unemployment rate in Florida remains “low”, at 3.4 %.
Last year, 207,000 new jobs were created in the private sector in Florida and 10,900 more in January, he said.
“Florida’s economy is strong, but we can not rest on our laurels,” the governor said.
DeSantis, who assumed his first term in January, reiterated his emphasis on “low” taxes, “reasonable” regulations and “smart” investments in infrastructure and the environment.
According to official figures, this year 161,000 people entered the state’s workforce with an annual growth rate of 1.6%, 0.3% more than last December.
The greatest growth was evident in professional and business services, with 54,000 new jobs, education and health services (35,900) and commerce, transportation and public services (29,400).
Likewise, there was a boost in the construction sector, with 26,600 new jobs, leisure and hospitality (25,600) and financial activities (16,700).
The job offers in Florida showed 273,740 vacancies last January, and the consumer confidence index was 97.8% that month. (EFEUSA)