Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Fort Lauderdale area added 33,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in August. The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale was 4.6 percent in August, declining by 0.6 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 22,600 private-sector jobs across the state during August 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,191,900 jobs.