With the state's unemployment rate holding steady as Gov. Rick Scott's second term got underway, he focused Tuesday on private-sector job growth since he first took office.
The jobless rate stood at 5.7 percent in January, equaling a revised unemployment mark for December, the state Department of Economic Opportunity said Tuesday.
The December figure had initially been posted at 5.6 percent. The national unemployment rate stands at 5.5 percent.
The January figure represents approximately 551,000 Floridians qualifying as unemployed from a work force of 9.7 million.