DeSantis announces 10 million employed, low unemployment

DeSantis announces 10 million employed, low unemployment

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 16, 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has just announced that more that as of July 19,  10 million Floridians were currently employed, adding that the 128,000 individuals who entered the workplace, fueled the state annual jobs growth to 1.3 percent.

In addition to topping 10 million employed Floridians number, DeSantis has also announced that the state’s unemployment rate is at 3.3 percent.

Since Gov. Rick Scott left office, Florida's economy and a low unemployment rate have not skipped a beat under DeSantis.

According to DeSantis’ Executive Office, “Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.8 percent continues to outpace the national job growth rate of 1.7 percent,” and that the state’s “private-sector businesses created more than 218,000 jobs over the year.” 

“I am proud of our work to ensure Florida remains a state where businesses are encouraged to grow and create jobs,” said Governor DeSantis. “We are continuing to prioritize policies that promote economic growth, including lowering taxes, smart investments in the environment and working to make Florida the best state in the nation for workforce education.”

DeSantis’ Executive Office also published a list of other “positive economic indicators”: 

  • Private-sector industries gaining the most jobs over-the-year were:
  • Education and health services with 65,900 new jobs;
  • Professional and business services with 41,900 new jobs;
  • Leisure and hospitality with 25,900 new jobs;
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities with 23,000 new jobs;
  • Construction with 21,300 new jobs; and
  • Financial activities with 18,200 new jobs.
  • Florida job postings showed 285,133 openings in July 2019

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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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