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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Strong Private-Sector Job Creation in Florida


For Immediate Release: Friday, July 19, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842,

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Strong Private-Sector Job Creation in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement regarding the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) June 2019 report on Florida’s continued growth in private-sector industry job creation:

“Outstanding news today from Governor Ron DeSantis and DEO on the continued health of Florida’s robust private-sector job market. Our low taxes, strong fiscal management, and business friendly regulations are why businesses continue to flock to the Sunshine State.

"Florida is outpacing the national job growth rate and unemployment remains low. This month's report is further proof that now more than ever, Florida remains open for business and ready to work.”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).