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Florida adds 16,400 jobs in July, new ADP report says

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Florida added 16,400 private sector jobs last month according to a report released Wednesday by payroll company ADP.

The report estimates 1,800 new jobs were added in the goods-producing sector, with the other 14,600 jobs heading to the service industry.

The industry breakdown shows 5,100 jobs added in professional and business services companies, 2,800 in trade, transportation and utilities, 1,200 in manufacturing and 700 new jobs in mining and construction.

The performance ties the jobs added in July 2015 and clocks in ahead of June, when the Sunshine State added 14,600 jobs.

The 16,400 jobs put Florida in second place among the states tracked by the ADP report, with California taking the top spot with 27,900 new private sector jobs. Fellow large states Texas and New York added 14,500 jobs and 6,400 jobs, respectively.

The South held on to the top spot with 66,000 jobs created among the 16 states making up region. Western states followed with 54,000 new jobs, with the Midwest adding 40,000 and the Northeast adding 18,000.

The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced with help from Moody’s Analytics and combines government jobs data with the company’s in-house payroll data. The next report, covering August, is scheduled for release Sept. 8.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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