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Florida businesses created nearly 18,000 jobs in September

Staff Writer |
Florida businesses created 17,900 private-sector jobs across the state in September, bringing the total number of jobs created in 2016 to nearly 200,000.

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Since December 2010, 1,222,500 private-sector jobs have been created in Florida.

For the 54th consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.6 percent is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.9 percent.

The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in September, the lowest rate since November 2007.

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