Puerto Rico Exodus a Boon for Florida Counties, Moody's Says

  • Orange County's Puerto Rican population grew by 18 percent
  • Florida's jobless rate less than half the commonwealth's level

The migration of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland in search of work and better living conditions is proving to be an economic benefit to growing Florida municipalities such as Orange and Hillsborough Counties, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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