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Florida picks up another 17K jobs in May, ADP says

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The Sunshine State added 17,100 private sector jobs last month according to a new report released by payroll company ADP.

The ADP Regional Employment Report shows Florida added 15,600 jobs in the service industry and 1,500 jobs in goods-producing industries last month, which is 1,900 jobs short of the state’s performance in May 2015.

The select industry breakdown shows 3,000 new jobs in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, 2,400 jobs added in the professional and business services industry, 1,400 hires in natural resources, mining and construction and 200 new manufacturing jobs.

Despite falling short of May 2015 numbers, Florida added the second most jobs of all states tracked in the report. California came in with 21,200 jobs last month, while fellow large states Texas and New York managed 12,300 jobs and 8,500 jobs, respectively.

Southern states once again added the most jobs in the regional breakdown, with 67,000 jobs added last month, followed by Western states with 46,000, the Midwest with 33,000 and the Northeast with 27,000.

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 June, is scheduled for release July 13.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. 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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