Tourism has close to $70 billion in economic impact on the state of Florida and in the last two years, the Sunshine State has broken tourism records. Now, the state’s visitors have hit an all-time high for the first quarter of 2013.
“For the month of April Florida’s unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent which puts us once again, below the national average.”
The state of Florida has seen its 30th consecutive month of declining unemployment rates. The jobless rate is the lowest the state has seen since September of 2008.
The jobless rate for the month of April was 7.2 %, down from March’s rate of seven and a half. Most of Florida’s employment gains come from the hospitality and trade industries and coincides with a record breaking quarter for tourism. Governor Rick Scott took credit for the falling rate and said businesses are thriving under his administration.