PolitiFact Florida: Did Gov. Rick Scott really create 1 million jobs? Not if you count net growth
Gov. Rick Scott is claiming Florida has added more than 1 million new jobs since he took office, a benchmark he seized to push his legislative agenda for 2016.
"Thanks to our focus on cutting taxes and making it easier for job creators to succeed, our businesses are creating jobs faster than we ever expected," Scott said in a news release about November jobs figures. "Even though today's news is great, we have to continue to diversify our economy by cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the Florida Enterprise Fund so Florida can be FIRST for jobs."
Scott is using the million-job threshold - and a statewide bus tour tied to reaching that number - to underscore that he has met a campaign promise for job creation.
The truth is he isn't really there yet.