Scott: Pensacola Area Adds 3,000 Jobs During Past Year

October 22, 2016

Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,300 new private-sector jobs over the last year as of September. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, declining by 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 17,900 private-sector jobs across the state during September 2016.

Governor Scott said, “The Pensacola area added more than 3,000 new jobs over the year, which means thousands more Floridians now have the opportunities they need to succeed in Northwest Florida. These new jobs are incredibly important to helping Floridians provide for their families, which is why we will continue to cut taxes, diversify the economy, and make Florida more competitive for major jobs wins.”

The industry with the most job growth in the Pensacola area over the year was professional and business services with 900 new jobs. The Pensacola area had 4,600 job openings in September, which included 1,230 openings for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations.

Florida’s statewide unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent, the lowest rate since November 2007. For the 54th consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.6 percent is also exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.9 percent. More than 32,000 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Escarosa and the state’s other 23 regional workforce boards.


6 Responses to “Scott: Pensacola Area Adds 3,000 Jobs During Past Year”

  1. Bob C. on October 24th, 2016 11:07 am

    Navy Federal sure does get a High-5 for their many contributions to our area. Thanks to ALL for that.

    Wondering though, is there any actual documentation that would tell us the public just exactly where the 3,000 jobs were/are?

    Saying, “…3,000 jobs…” really doesn’t mean much as far as informing us who was hiring.

  2. Navy Federal Employee on October 22nd, 2016 6:36 pm

    You are correct..Navy Federal has definitely made Pensacola a better place to live. They are a GREAT company to work for!

  3. Nod on October 22nd, 2016 6:03 pm

    Entry level jobs are not meant to be a “LIVING WAGE.” You are supposed to work your way up and earn more money through diligence and hard work. So
    Be thankful.

  4. Cuz (Danny Hall) on October 22nd, 2016 2:27 pm

    A job is a Job , unless your TOO lazy to work …

  5. Jim on October 22nd, 2016 7:18 am

    Give thanks to Navy Federal not Rick Scott.

  6. Don on October 22nd, 2016 6:11 am

    In reality most jobs would be in the service/retail businesses with minimum wage and 10-20 hours a week max,hardly anything worth providing a living wage.

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