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Service industry helps Florida boost 14.4K new jobs in Nov.

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Florida added 14,400 new private-sector jobs in November according to employment data released by payroll company ADP.

According to the ADP Regional Employment Report, the bulk of Florida’s new jobs were in the service industry, which added 12,200 jobs, while goods-producing industries added 2,200.

Professional and business services saw the biggest gain at 4,100 jobs, followed by mining and construction at 1,900, manufacturing at 300 and trade, transportation and utilities at 100.

The November numbers show a 1,400-job dip compared to October, when the state added 15,800 jobs, and are far below the 20,500 jobs added in the Sunshine State in November 2015.

Still, Florida posted the third-highest job gain among the states tracked by ADP. California, which added 29,000 jobs, and Texas, which added 26,300, took the two top spots.

Regionally, the 17 states making up the South added the most jobs at 89,000. Western states added 60,000 jobs, followed by the Midwest with 35,000 and the Northeast with 32,000.

The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced using data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as the payroll company’s in-house data. The next report, covering December, will be released Jan. 11.

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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