Private-sector jobs continue growing under Ron DeSantis

Private-sector jobs continue growing under Ron DeSantis

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 19, 2019

It appears as if Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to do everything right, keeping supporters happy, and detractors sitting on the fence, especially when it comes to economic development in Florida.

DeSantis continues to pave the jobs-creating road in Florida that former Florida Governor, and now-Senator Rick Scott, helped plow during his 8 years in office.

Florida is already outpacing the rest of the nations in jobs growth.

DeSantis’ office has just announced that the state’s private-sector industry continues to create more jobs for Floridians, and that the current state of the economy is “strong.”

“Low taxes and reasonable regulations continue to drive businesses in all industries to expand in Florida, fueling a strong private-sector job growth rate,” noted the governor’s executive office.

According to DeSantis, here’s how the most active private-sector industries stacked up:

  • Education and health services with 54,700 new jobs;
  • Professional and business services with 40,500 new jobs;
  • Leisure and hospitality with 31,200 new jobs;
  • Construction with 25,800 new jobs;
  • Trade, transportation and utilities with 18,800 new jobs; and
  • Financial activities with 17,400 new jobs.
  • Florida job postings showed 290,093 openings in June 2019.

“Private-sector industries have the opportunity to expand because of Florida’s low taxes and reasonable regulations,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We will keep working hard to ensure employers and workers are coming to Florida to achieve economic success.”

“Governor DeSantis continues to prioritize supporting businesses that are giving Floridians the opportunity to work,” said Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Ken Lawson. “We are traveling around the state and meeting with communities to learn more about how we can help businesses continue to make smart strategic investments in diverse industries and generate sustainable economic growth.”

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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