Florida added a slightly improved 13,790 private sector jobs in August, second-highest in the country, though the new jobs remain skewed toward the lower-paying service sector.
That's according to a regional employment report released Wednesday by payroll and human resources company ADP.
More than 12,000 of the new jobs were in the service sector. Only one of the select industries surveyed was a net job loser: manufacturing lost 280 jobs, continuing a slump that has persisted post-recession.
Texas was again the top job creator, adding 19,720 jobs, according to ADP. California was the only large state to experience weakening job growth.
ADP's regional numbers are viewed as a precursor to the broader jobs report for Florida which will be released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Sept. 20. The government figures include public sector jobs and the monthly unemployment rate.