Florida Voices: National Unemployment Mark
Around the State
Gov. Rick Scott
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta
“This unemployment report highlights the fact that our economy, under President Obama’s failed policies, is moving in the wrong direction. Instead of growing and creating jobs at the rapid pace we historically have seen after a recession, our economy remains stagnant and job creation has stalled.
“The House has passed dozens of jobs bills that would help the private sector grow and create jobs, but those bills can’t even get a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate. With unemployment remaining above 8 percent for 41 straight months, Senate Democrats need to stop dragging their feet and get to work for America’s families and small businesses.”
Florida CFO Jeff Atwater (The Bottom Line)
“The U.S. unemployment rate held at 8.2 percent in June and the economy gained 80,000 jobs, short of the 100,000 increase that was projected. Employment in professional and business services grew the most (47,000-plus), but many of these new jobs were for temporary help services.”
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami (via Twitter)
U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden (via Twitter)
Florida Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami
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Sean Snaith, Director, University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness
“Not sure if it’s that big of a surprise to see what’s happened in the labor market in June considering what transpired around us -- a recovery that has