ECONOMY

Report: Florida added 11,610 private-sector jobs in January

 

ebenn@MiamiHerald.com

Job growth in Florida slowed last month to 11,610 new private-sector jobs, down from 25,230 jobs added to the economy in December, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The figures, from payroll processor ADP and compiled by Moody’s, show the highest gains in the trade, transportation and utilities industries (3,270 new jobs) as well as in construction and mining (2,790).

Professional and business-services jobs gained 1,190 positions in January, an 85 percent decrease from December’s 8,040 new jobs in the sector.

Nationwide, the ADP survey showed 175,000 jobs were added in January, down from the 227,000 new jobs it reported in December. The surveys cover private businesses only, and ADP’s figures often diverge from the government’s more-comprehensive report, the Associated Press noted.

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