Gov. Rick Scott announced in Orlando Friday that since December 2010, Florida has created 294,200 private-sector jobs.
Considering the February unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent, he said, Florida's unemployment is now the lowest it's been since October 2008.
Gov. Rick Scott is raking in compliments from the Jewish community at home and abroad this week after he indirectly invested $100,000 into the creation of a Florida international economic development office in Tel Aviv.
It was made possible, he said, through this year's "Florida Families First" budget and Enterprise Florida.
Three Florida universities head to the NCAA tournament, but it might not be the trifecta people put their money on.
Even though the Gators crumbled in Sundays Southeastern Conference tournament final, the University of Florida was a shoe-in for a spot in the highly-anticipated March hoops tourney.
The Billy Donovan-led team secured a No. 3 seed in the South, and will start its bracket in a game against 14-seed Northwestern State, who entered the Southland Conference tournament as the country's top-scoring team. That game will be held in Austin on Friday.