Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) used Labor Day to remind Americans that the Sunshine State has taken steps to protect “Florida’s right to earn a living” during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, which continues to pay off for the state and residents.
“This Labor Day, I am pleased that Florida has protected the right of all Floridians to earn a living when many other states have not,” DeSantis said in an update posted to the networks. social.
“Florida has more people employed than before the pandemic!” he celebrated:
On this Labor Day, I am happy that Florida has protected the right of all Floridians to earn a living when many other states have not.
Florida has more people employed than before the pandemic!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 5, 2022
Indeed, Florida was among the first states to prioritize getting Americans back to work during the pandemic as other states remained in lockdown, preventing what the government considered “non-essential” workers from earning their living. life. The closures have sparked mass protests in some states across America, including Pennsylvania, where residents protested Governor “Commie Tommy” Wolf (D).
“I mean, he’s a communist, and everything he’s demonstrated for us today proves he’s a communist,” local resident Catherine Callahan told Breitbart News of the governor’s threats against small business owners at the time.
“Threatening to take away your business licenses, liquor licenses, etc. He refuses to let people run their lives and feed their families,” she continued. “It’s America. It’s not Stalinist Russia. But he’s trying to turn Pennsylvania into his own makeshift Stalinist Russia, and we won’t tolerate that.
But Florida reopened its state early, defying criticism. And as a result, Florida has consistently reported fewer new coronavirus cases per capita than blue states locked down for months. And so far, the Sunshine State is reaping the rewards, with the unemployment rate hitting an all-time low in July:
Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 2.7% in July – the lowest since the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in February 2020. According to the governor’s office, the state has only reached a level as low as three times “since Florida began recording unemployment data.” in 1976.”
The current rate reflects a 0.1% decline from the June rate. But overall, Florida’s unemployment rate is 0.8% lower than the national unemployment rate, and has been since December 2020. Florida’s labor force growth has also outpaced that of the country, increasing by 0.2% over the past month, compared to a loss of 0.1% nationally. .
Additionally, the governor’s office noted that Florida’s labor force grew by 291,000, or 2.8%, between July 2021 and July 2022.
“July’s job count represents one of the strongest job gains for the month in the past generation, and Florida continues to lead the nation in labor force growth,” DeSantis said, again attributing the state’s economic success to “freedom-oriented policies.”