Email Insights: Long-term unemployment numbers don’t look good for Rick Scott


Florida’s middle class has suffered enough under Gov. Rick Scott, according to the Florida Democratic Party.

In a recent email blast to supporters, Scott’s Florida has the highest population of long-term unemployed in the country — a sign “he just doesn’t get it.”

In a recent Orlando Sentinel article, researchers said Florida ranks second in the country for long-term unemployment. Florida is one of the states with the highest number of workers who have been unemployed for at least six months.

That is all the Democrats need.

Scott’s “misguided priorities” are the reason for the shape the state is in, said FDP Chair Allison Tant.

“Under Rick Scott, the wealthy special interests get handouts while the middle class struggles just to get by,” said Tant. “For three years, Rick Scott’s Florida has had more long-term unemployed than almost any other state. People have cut back until there isn’t anything left to cut.”

“Rick Scott just doesn’t understand that the middle class must come first.”

In the Democrats’ argument that Scott isn’t looking out for “average working people,” these new numbers certainly don’t support the governor’s position.