In a bit of revisionist history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is claiming victory in his efforts to create 700,000 jobs. But the state’s job growth doesn’t quite meet Scott’s 2010 campaign promise.
Scott, or more specifically, his press office brags “We did it!” in a Friday press release. Since December 2010, the state has added just over 715,000 jobs, and Scott’s administration says it has fulfilled its promise of 700,000 jobs in seven years.
And it did it three years early.