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Florida adds fewer private-sector jobs in June

The Sunshine State is still churning out jobs, but at a slower pace than it had been, according to data released Wednesday.

Florida added 12,910 private-sector jobs in June, about 25 percent fewer than in May and far behind top job producers California and Texas, based on a regional employment report from payroll processing firm ADP.

Nationwide, ADP estimated U.S. employers added 188,000 jobs in June, up from 135,000 in May. But Florida went in the wrong direction, tumbling from second to third among job-producing states. California created 31,040 jobs and Texas added 23,420.

The vast majority of new Florida jobs came in service-providing industries. Professional and business services added the most jobs: 3,110. After a strong May, manufacturing hit a June swoon with the loss of 230 jobs.

ADP's regional outlook could be a preview of the broader, statewide jobs and unemployment report that comes out July 19. Unlike the official Labor Department estimates, ADP examines only the private sector and does not include government jobs.

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