Rooney: Unemployment Drop Shows Florida Taking Right Steps for Jobs
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today issued the following statement after Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in April, the lowest rate in three years.
“Since last January, Florida has been one of the country’s top job-creating states because, under Governor Scott, our state has focused on creating an environment where the private sector can grow and add new jobs,” Rooney said. “Florida is reducing the size of government, getting rid of costly regulations, and selling itself as a good place to do business – exactly what the federal government should be doing to help put Americans back to work.
“Our state still has a long way to go, especially since our small businesses and job-seekers continue to face an avalanche of new regulations, threats of tax hikes, and growing uncertainty from Washington. The federal government needs to help small businesses in Florida by tearing down these roadblocks and giving them the stable environment they need to grow and hire new workers, like my jobs plan would do.”