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In St. Petersburg, Hillary Clinton celebrates small businesses and trashes Donald Trump’s economic plan

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Hillary Clinton painted an optimistic future about the American economy on Monday afternoon in St. Petersburg, celebrating small businesses by first visiting a local brewery and then saying what she would do to help them and the rest of the country at a speech at the Coliseum. The Democratic presidential nominee’s first stop was at 3 Daughters Brewing in South St. Pete, where she praised the owners, Mike and Leigh Harting, for taking the risk of starting up their own company a few years ago. “They said to me…

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Florida adds nearly 18K jobs in January, 3rd-best in nation

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Florida added 17,900 jobs last month, giving it the third-best total of the 50 states according to numbers released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. The January Regional Employment Report shows a 12,800-job gain in the service industry, with the remaining 5,100 heading to the goods-producing sector. According to the industry breakdown, the Sunshine State added 3,800 jobs in the trade, transportation and utility sector, 3,700 jobs in professional and business services, 3,600 in mining and construction, and 1,500 in manufacturing.…

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Florida ends 2015 with solid job growth in December

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The Sunshine State closed out 2015 with a gain of 23,800 jobs in December, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. Most of the new jobs were in the service industry, with 2,300 jobs added in the goods-producing sectors. The industry breakdown shows 9,500 jobs went to professional and business services; 3,300 jobs were added in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors; and there were 1,300 new manufacturing jobs for the month. The numbers beat all other…

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Florida adds 20.5K private-sector jobs in November

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Florida added 20,500 private-sector jobs last month, according to data released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. The Regional Employment Report total is a significant improvement over last year, when the state added 13,900 jobs in November, and is also an improvement over October 2015 numbers, which saw 15,400 jobs added in the Sunshine State. ADP estimates that 17,500 of the new jobs went into the service industry, with the remaining 3,000 heading to goods-producing industries. The company’s industry breakdown estimates…

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Florida adds 15,400 private-sector jobs in October, ADP reports

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Florida gained 15,400 private sector jobs last month, according to data released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. The new jobs put the Sunshine State in third place among the 50 states according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Only California, which added 23,000 jobs, and Texas, which saw a 17,200-job gain, added more than Florida. The new jobs mainly came to the service industry, with just 500 positions heading to goods-producing industries. The breakdown estimates Florida lost 300 manufacturing jobs…

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Florida adds nearly 16K jobs in September, second highest in nation

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Florida added 15,700 private sector jobs in September, the second highest total among the 50 states, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. The ADP Regional Employment Report data puts Florida ahead of all states except California, which added 35,100 jobs last month, and marks the best gain for the Sunshine State since ADP’s June report, when Florida posted a 21,400-job gain. Texas came in third with 14,300 new jobs, followed by New York with 12,900. The…

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Florida adds 15K jobs in August, places third in nation

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The Sunshine State added 15,100 private sector jobs in August, placing third among all states, according to a report released Thursday by payroll company ADP. ADP estimates 14,300 of the new jobs went into service industries, with goods-producing industries adding the other 800 jobs. The industry breakdown puts 3,700 new jobs in trade, transportation and utilities, 2,800 jobs in professional and business services, 500 jobs in manufacturing and 300 jobs in mining and construction. The numbers are an improvement over…

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