Statements about Jobs
"Unemployment in the city of St. Petersburg is below the state average."
"Unfortunately, since Mr. Foster's been mayor ... there are less people employed in the city of St. Petersburg than there were prior to his taking office."
"For the last decade, Floridians’ salaries have shrunk substantially" when adjusted for inflation.
Says Florida didn’t offer special incentives to Deutsche Bank, which announced it will add 300 jobs in Florida.
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
"This budget also reflects the smallest state government workforce per 1,000 residents in Florida in this century."
"We are already almost halfway to our 2010 goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years."
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
"There are 3 million jobs available in America that are not filled because too many of our people don’t have the skills for those jobs."
Says Gov. Rick Scott cut more government jobs than were created in the private sector in Florida in 2012.
"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."
Under Charlie Crist, Florida lost 825,000 jobs and the unemployment rate increased from 3.5 percent to 11.1 percent.
"National studies are already showing the negative effects that the health care law is having on businesses and our economy. Businesses across the country are raising their prices … (or) cutting jobs as a result of the added cost."
The unemployment rate is declining faster in Tampa "than almost anywhere else."
Says women care most about jobs and the economy
Says George LeMieux was one of two Republicans who voted for President Barack Obama's jobs bill.
Says Barack Obama's health care law "will be the biggest job-killer ever."
Florida "unemployment has dropped more than 2 percentage points, down from 12 percent to 9.9 percent, the second-largest drop in the nation."
"Since the passage of Obama's stimulus package, over 1 million additional jobs were lost and nearly 25 million Americans are out of work, are stuck in part-time work, or have given up looking."
"In the past year, Floridians, not government, created almost 135,000 new private sector jobs. We netted more than 120,000 total jobs in the first 11 months of 2011; the third most of any state in the nation."
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