Gov. Rick Scott says Florida is on track to create 700,000 jobs

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - Florida is on track to create 700,000 new jobs over seven years, Governor Rick Scott said on Monday, two years after he made the promise during his campaign for governor.

Scott was in Okeechobee for his tenth "Let's Get to Work Day" where he focused on job creation and the state's cattle industry.

"Every job is important to our state's economy, and I am working to make Florida the best place for businesses to grow and expand, including the companies that make up Florida's cattle industry," Scott said.

"I am committed to making sure the $4-billion economic impact of Florida's cattle ranching industry continues to be a significant part of our state's economy."

Unemployment in Florida is the lowest it has been in four years but a state report recently attributed the reduction to a shrinking workforce.

Economists said one million jobs had to be created in order for Florida to have the number of jobs it had before the start of the recession.

Scott said he would continue to focus on the reduction of regulation, where needed, to encourage job growth and attract new businesses to Florida.

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