PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday the Pensacola area has added 1,900 private-sector jobs since last year.
A Governor’s Office media release says the private-sector industry in Pensacola has seen the most growth in education and health services, with 1,100 new jobs added since last year.
Statewide, Florida businesses created 11,500 new private-sector jobs in June.
Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.7% exceeds the nation’s rate of 1.7%.
Pensacola’s unemployment rate remained at about 3.5% as of June, on par with the statewide average.