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Port St. Lucie Is One Of The Best Cities For Job Growth In America

A new Forbes list shows that when it comes to looking for a job, Floridians may find peace of mind.

Six of the top 10 U.S. cities for job growth are in Florida, with Port St. Lucie as one of the best.

Port St. Lucie ranked ninth on the Forbes list, released Wednesday, with a 3.7 percent job growth rateā€”and it's all thanks to baby boomers.

Forbes writer Kurt Badenhausen explained that since so many baby boomers are retiring in Florida, more services are needed to care for them. Top fields include retail, construction and healthcare. 

Five other Florida cities made the list: Cape Coral, Orlando, Ocala, North Port and Naples at No. 1. 

Gov. Rick Scott released a statement Thursday expressing his determination to continue job growth in the state. 

"We will keep working to make Florida the top state for jobs, and we look forward to welcoming more businesses to our state," he said.