Florida has added 60K government jobs over last ten years (GOP was in control, right?)

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So much for Jeb, Charlie and Rick’s arguments about shrinking the size of government…

According to a new On Numbers analysis of seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Sunshine State added 59,600 government jobs between March 2002 and March 2012, ranking it fourth among the 50 states.

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