Index measuring Florida's recovery sees biggest jump in seven years

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A Federal Reserve index shows a big improvement for Florida’s economy. Each month, the Fed’s Philadelphia bank issues state-by-state indices that combine wage, employment and manufacturing data. And while most states have been improving since 2009, Florida’s index for October saw the biggest jump in seven years.

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