Florida's unemployment rate continues to drop slightly.
The August unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, compared to 5.5 percent in July. The state added 19,600 jobs last month, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity.
The jobless rate remains higher than the national rate of 5.1 percent with approximately 507,000 unemployed Floridians.
Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement at the headquarters of a Boca Raton electronic security company. He's made job creation the main focus during his time in office.