Florida’s private sector added 33,700 jobs in April, bringing its total to 600,400 since December 2010.
The news was released by Gov. Rick Scott’s office, which added that Florida’s unemployment rate also dropped slightly to 6.2 percent last month. That makes it the ninth consecutive month the state’s unemployment rate has been below the national rate.
Florida’s labor force in April was 9.6 million, which consists of people with jobs, and those who are collecting unemployment benefits.
The state’s over-the-year job growth rate in April of 3.3 percent is the fastest annual job growth rate since March 2006, before the housing market crash.
Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards reported more than 42,500 Floridians were placed in jobs in April. That includes anyone who received employment and training assistance through a CareerSource Center, and finds a job within 180 days. Of those people, more than 8,800 of them were receiving unemployment benefits.
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