By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 31, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced job demand in Florida increased by 2.8 percent over-the-year in December by adding over 7,300 job openings.
Florida's job demand outpaced the national demand, which increased by only 0.3 over-the-year in December. According to Help Wanted OnLine, there were a total of 265,244 openings across Florida in December.
“I am proud to announce that Florida job demand outpaced the nation last year, further proving that Florida remains an ideal location to find a good job and raise a family," Governor Scott said. "Florida businesses are hiring here because we have worked every day for the past seven years to cut taxes and reduce regulations to make it easier for job creators to invest in creating new opportunities.
"Last year was a great year for families to find the jobs needed to succeed and we look forward to another year of economic growth across our state," Scott continued.
Tallahassee had one of the highest job demand growth, along with Hollywood, Gainesville and Melbourne.