Scott looks for good news in Feb. job numbers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott is looking for more improvement when the state releases its February unemployment figures.
Florida's unemployment dipped to its lowest level in more than four years in January when it fell to 7.8 percent.
Scott has spent much of his time in recent weeks reminding Floridians that things have gotten better since he took office in January 2011. Scott ran on a promise to create 700,000 new jobs in Florida over a seven-year period and says 282,000 have found work since he became governor.
The February numbers are scheduled for release Friday.
Florida is among 32 states that experienced statistically significant positive changes in their employment in the past year. Florida's 127,500 new jobs trailed only California and Texas, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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