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Florida adds 17,100 jobs in May, second only to California, says ADP

Florida added 17,100 private sector jobs in May, a dip of 10 percent from the 19,000 added in May 2015, but still the most of any other state except California.

Among large job states, California led the country by adding 21,200 in May. After Florida was Texas (12,300), New York (8,500) and Illinois (6,300).

The country added 173,000 jobs in May, up from 166,000 in April but down from the 192,000 jobs added in May 2015. The monthly numbers appear in a report Wednesday by payroll company ADP.

Florida's job gains in May were sharply higher than the 9,500 in April. But Florida added slightly more jobs in each of the first three months of this year than it did in May.

Economists expect Florida's jobs gains to continue to grow modestly as the national economy shows signs of slowing, and as the state's already low unemployment rate makes it tougher to hire new workers.

Florida is scheduled to release May's official unemployment rate and job count June 17.

Florida adds 17,100 jobs in May, second only to California, says ADP 06/08/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:51pm]
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