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Florida Businesses Create 36,900 Private-Sector Jobs in June

Florida led the nation in job growth during June by creating 36,900 private-sector jobs, according to new state economic data released today. Additionally, the statewide unemployment rate for June 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from the May 2014 rate and 1.2 percentage points from the June 2013 rate of 7.4 percent.

Not only has Florida set a record for private sector job growth in June, our state also led the nation in overall job growth for June.

“Florida has become a national example of how growing one company at a time and one job at a time can secure a state’s future,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Governor Rick Scott’s effort to bring more companies and more private-sector jobs to Florida is further proof that Florida is on the right track and that Florida has the economic momentum to become the new model for saving our nation’s economy.”

According to the data:

Industries seeing year-over job growth include:


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