FLORIDA FUN FACTS: Florida has moved to the number one spot in the United States for black-owned businesses and number two for Hispanic and number two for women-owned businesses. -Black unemployment in Florida stood at 3.8 percent by the end of 2022, far lower than the national average of 6.1 percent, or California’s of 7.5 percent. -Florida has one of the largest black populations in the country—it has grown from 1.9 million to 3.2 million in the last 30 years. -I don’t blame the guy for telling blacks to stay out of Florida. He’s not stupid.