Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Fort Lauderdale area added 24,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, dropping 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.