Job creation fell last month in the United States. However, Florida made the difference. While the labor indicators showed negative numbers in June throughout the country, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated that his state moved in the opposite direction and did not miss the opportunity to directly point to President Joe Biden as the person responsible for the historic inflation that he is experiencing the nation.
“Despite the failed economic policies of the Biden Administration, last month Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8%. Florida’s workforce increased 0.4%, while the nation’s workforce decreased 0.2%. Florida will continue to fight Bidenflation,” DeSantis noted on his Twitter account.
Despite the Biden Administration’s failing economic policies, last month, Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8%. Florida’s labor force increased by .4%, while the nation’s labor force declined by .2%.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 22, 2022
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And it is that inflation in the United States has reached historical levels. This year it exceeded the highest peak recorded in 1981. According to Bloomberg reports, the consumer price index reached 9.1% year-on-year in June, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also reflect that the variation with respect to the previous month it was 1.3%. This has had a major impact on the cost of gasoline, housing and food.
Since Joe Biden tested positive for coronavirus, Governor DeSantis told the TurningPointUSA audience: “I want, on behalf of the State of Florida, to wish President Biden a speedy recovery from Covid. And I also want to wish the United States of America a speedy recovery for Joe Biden.”
Increased employment in Florida
According to figures released by the US Senate, Florida added 30,600 net payroll jobs and the unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 2.8 percent in June.
Also, in the last twelve months, Florida added 453,600 payroll jobs and the unemployment rate fell 2 percentage points, considering that it was at 4.8 percent.
In June, the latest month on record, Florida’s private sector added 32,800 net private payroll jobs and over the past twelve months added 452,100 private payroll jobs in the survey of establishments.
Through a household survey, it was determined that the number of unemployed fell by a net 9,424 in June, and in the last year employment increased by 489,017.
Florida’s labor force participation rate increased to 59.3 percent in June from 59.1 percent. Since last year, the labor force participation rate increased 0.8 percentage point.
In Washington D.C. unemployment was 5.5%
At the national level, the same cannot be said. In June, unemployment fell in 27 states, increased in 8 and was unchanged in 16.
The highest unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in the District of Columbia. Nationally, the unemployment rate was unchanged in June.
During that month, payroll jobs increased in 38 states and fell in 12. After two years of paralysis due to the pandemic, the recovery has been more agile in the states that guaranteed the freedom of their citizens. In that sense, Florida stood out and the results are evident.
These figures could be reflected in the polls. The Democratic Party is losing support, especially among ethnic minorities, ahead of the mid-term elections. Meanwhile, DeSantis is positioned as the GOP favorite for the White House in 2024.