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Rick Scott's Mostly True claim about (private sector) job growth

Ask Gov. Rick Scott about practically any topic and he is bound to steer the conversation back to jobs.

The former CEO of a health care company loves to cite statistics that relate to job growth, such as this one in a March 31online ad:

"Florida’s economy is on a better path. Since December 2010 Florida has created 540,000 new jobs. Let’s keep working."

Scott, who has governed during the national recovery, is expected to face former Gov. Charlie Crist, who governed during the recession, in November. The jobs picture under both governors is a key topic of debate in the race.

Did Scott correctly cite the number of new jobs in Florida? Turn to PolitiFact for the answer.

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