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Florida adds nearly 17K private sector jobs in February

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Florida added 16,800 private sector jobs in February, says national payroll firm ADP, which raises the state’s workforce to 7.34 million people.

Despite the gain last month, the numbers show a 20 percent from the 20,902 jobs created in February 2016.

As for the sector breakdown, ADP says the sunshine state added 2,000 goods-producing and 14,800 service-providing jobs. Professional and Business Services gained the most jobs (3,700), followed by Natural Resources/Mining and Construction (2,500); Trade, Transportation and Utilities (1,400) and Manufacturing (a decrease of 500 jobs).

In contrast, Florida added 30 percent more jobs in January than the same month a year ago.

The monthly ADP report is produced in partnership with Moody’s Analytics, Inc.

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