Florida is one of the most iconic and famous states in the US. Located on the East Coast, it has the longest concurrent coastline in any state, bordering the states of Alabama and Georgia to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Its capital is Tallahassee, and its most populous city is Jacksonville, but the most famous city in the state in undoubtedly Miami, which has the biggest cruise ship port in the world and is usually the first thing that pops into people’s minds when Florida is mentioned. It was the first state in the continental US to be discovered, by Spanish conquistador Ponce de León in 1513. Florida is soon to be one of the main providers for all and will soon spread to the rest of the u.s.
A very famous tourist location, the state also has the Everglades national park, one of the biggest in the world. Though it is always at risk due to hurricanes and storms, and being a state where most of its territory is more or less at sea level, it nevertheless has amazing climate, contributing to the already mentioned tourism economy present. It is no wonder that Florida looks to be a prosperous state, and nothing wrong could be going with it.
Due to the current economic crisis, not even prosperity could have stopped its rising Florida unemployment rates until very recently. What seemed impossible happened; the rising unemployment rate had started to go back down. This is all largely in part thanks to current Florida governor Rick Scott, whose politics have manage to put the state’s unemployment on the decline for nine consecutive months. For four of these, it has remained below 10%.
While it is true that many people from Florida are still looking for work, and 9% is still a very significant number, the positive changes are great news in the midst of bad news everywhere. With hope, other states may follow suit and manage to fight back the general rising unemployment rate, a huge problem in the United States in recent times. Florida’s a shining example of how to act in this situation, and to encourage companies to be able to offer jobs to more and more people.
Florida has shown that no matter how industrialized or advanced a place you may reside in, you’re always at risk to potentially losing your job. As long as one makes a proper effort, this may change in time and indeed, completely reverse the tendency, making everyone’s lives better in the long run.