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December extends Florida private-sector job growth streak to 10 months

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Florida extended its streak of leading large states in private-sector job growth to 10 months, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Sunshine State’s December rate clocked in at 3.5 percent, beating the national rate of 2.1 percent and besting fellow large states California, New York and, much to the pleasure of Gov. Rick Scott, Texas. “Florida’s job growth is growing faster than the largest states in the nation, including Texas,” Scott said in a news…

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