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Florida Housing Starts. Graph- Courtesy of UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness

UCF Economist Urges Investment In Infrastructure And Education

Florida’s economy is finally hitting its stride, according to the latest economic forecast from the University of Central Florida. Sean Snaith, who directs UCF’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, says the state can expect strong job growth over the next 3 years in construction, trade, transportation and utilities. And he has this advice for whoever wins the Gubernatorial election on Tuesday: invest in infrastructure and education.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics chart of unemployment rate by state

Florida Gains 208,500 Jobs in a Year

Florida’s job gains and unemployment rate drop over the past year are statistically significant – and positive.  A report out Monday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compares state changes from July 2013 to last month.
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