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Florida added 16,800 jobs in the “employment services industry” in April when compared with the same month last year, an increase of 10.6 percent, according to data released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The data was not seasonally adjusted. Employment services jobs totaled 175,200 in April.
The employment services category includes temporary help services as well as employment placement agencies, executive search services and professional employer organizations.
However, total nonfarm employment in Florida fell by 2,700 jobs in April from March, according to seasonally adjusted numbers, to 7.3 million. Employment was still up by 52,600 on a year-over-year basis. Florida’s unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in April, the lowest since January 2009.