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Florida job growth rate continues to outpace the nation

Staff Writer |
Florida is tied with Georgia for the fastest private-sector job growth rate of the 10 most populous states in the nation over the last year.

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Also, compared to all states, Florida had the third-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate in the nation, behind Nevada and Utah. For 63 consecutive months, Florida’s private-sector job growth rate has outpaced the nation’s.

Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,397,400 private-sector jobs. This June, Florida’s unemployment rate reached a 10-year low at 4.1 percent, and decreased over the month by 0.2 percent while the national unemployment rate increased 0.1 percent.

In the last year, Florida businesses created more jobs than any other state in the trade, transportation and utilities industry with 35,600 new jobs.

The state also had the second-highest over-the-year job gains among all states in the construction, manufacturing, financial activities and professional and business services industries.

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