Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 Jobs Over the Year
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola area added 3,300 new jobs over the year. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year to 4.7 percent in November. Florida businesses across the state have added more than 1 million private-sector jobs since December 2010.
Governor Scott said, “Last month, Pensacola businesses continued to grow opportunities for families in Northwest Florida, with 3,300 new jobs created over the year. Since 2010, more than one million private-sector jobs have been created in Florida, and we will work to cut $1 billion in taxes so we can make Florida first for jobs.”
The industries with the largest job gains in the Pensacola metro area over the year were professional and business services and education and health services with 1,000 new jobs in each category. The Pensacola metro area had 5,687 job openings in November and 1,180 openings for high-wage, high-skill science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations.
Florida created 35,600 private-sector jobs in November, and a total of 1,011,800 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate for November was 5.0 percent. In November, more than 37,000 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Escarosa and the state’s other 23 regional workforce boards.