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Florida's private job creation falls slightly in March

Florida's private job creation falls slightly in March

Florida added 14,400 jobs in March, slightly less than the 14,580 the state added in March 2014, payroll firm ADP said. The majority of the jobs, 4,670, were added in business and professional services. But construction and mining added 2,770 jobs and trade, transportation and utilities, which includes retail jobs, added 1,910 jobs in March. Manufacturing added 550 jobs in the state. Nationwide, 189,000 jobs were added during the month, down from 248,000 a year ago. The decline came from lower job creation at the country's largest companies, the report said. "Job growth took a step back in March. The fallout from the collapse in oil prices and surge in value of the dollar...

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