Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.5 Percent in March: Gov. Rick Scott

Florida's unemployment rate is below the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in March.

Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:04 AM EDT
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Ban on Internet Cafes

Up to 1,000 strip-mall parlors where people can play slot-like computer games became illegal Wednesday in Florida, with the governor signing a ban on the heels of a federal investigation into a charity that authorities say was an illegal gambling front. The law took effect immediately after Gov. Rick Scott signed it. Pompano Beach arcade owner Gail Fontaine and owner Vicki Lush and gaming attorney Mike Wolf comment.

Governor Confident He Can Meet Job Creation Promise

A day before President Barack Obama visits PortMiami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott was in town and sat down for an interview with NBC 6 anchor Jackie Nespral. He touted his job creation accomplishments, saying they matter more than a recent poll that showed he'd lose a re-election matchup against his predecessor, Charlie Crist.
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Gov. Rick Scott says Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 7.5 percent in March, the state's lowest rate in more than four years.

Last month's statewide rate is down from a revised rate of 7.8 percent in February. Scott said Friday that the declining jobless rate is in stark contrast to the economic climate before he became governor in January 2011.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Confident He Can Meet Job Creation Promise

Florida's rate is below the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in March.

Scott is talking about the state's jobless situation during a stop in Naples.

Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Ban on Internet Cafes

Scott has spent much of his time in recent weeks reminding Floridians that things have gotten better since he took office.

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