Employment in Florida Holding Steady

Florida added plenty of jobs last month, but the unemployment rate didn't change. 

Cissy Proctor at the Department of Economic Opportunity says it's still slightly below the national average.

"This takes our unemployment rate and keeps it at a steady rate of 4.1 percent as our labor force continues to grow at nearly four times the nation's," she said.

Florida added almost 33-thousand jobs in July. The biggest increases were in construction, health care, leisure and hospitality. 

There was also a hiring surge by local governments as they prepared for the start of a new school year.


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