The Miami area added 25,000 new private-sector jobs in the Feb. 2018-Feb. 2019 period. The Miami area added 25,000 newprivate-sector jobs in the Feb. 2018-Feb. 2019 period.

TALLAHASSEE, FL—The private sector added more than 206,000 jobsin the past year in Florida, including 24,300 jobs during the monthof February, according to the Florida Department of EconomicOpportunity. The state's unemployment rate in February dropped to3.5%, down 0.4% from a year earlier.

Florida's seasonally adjusted total non-agricultural employmentwas 8,921,600 in February 2019, an increase of 25,200 jobs (+0.3%)over January 2019's totals. The state gained 211,900 jobs over theyear, an increase of 2.4%.

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John Jordan

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