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CFO Patronis: Historic Job Growth Fueling Economic Recovery


For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Patronis: Historic Job Growth Fueling Economic Recovery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement following a Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report that the U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June and the nationwide unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 percent.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Fantastic news today of historic job growth in June shows that the American people are resilient and are working every day to recover from this pandemic. There is no doubt that this year has been challenging but America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and to see these store fronts safely reopen is an encouraging sign that hopefully the worst of the government economic shutdown is behind us. I’m thankful to the Trump Administration for balanced leadership that put safety first while giving our small business owners a fighting chance to recover, make a living, and support their employees and our communities.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).