U6 Unemployment

Florida's unemployment had been declining rapidly until December 2013.  Since then it's been hovering near 6.2 percent.
FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data

Perhaps the most common refrain in the Florida governor’s race has been jobs – how many current Gov. Rick Scott has created and how many former Gov. Charlie Crist lost.  But despite painting himself as a job creator, Gov. Scott has presided over ten straight months of stagnant unemployment numbers. 

If you’ve been in Florida this last month and you’ve got a pulse you’ve probably heard Gov. Scott talking about his record on jobs.  It’s been a consistent, doggedly verbatim talking point throughout the campaign and at each of the three televised gubernatorial debates.