Florida added 10,840 private sector jobs in February, a 6.6 percent decrease compared with January, despite reporting the third highest nationwide job growth last month, a report released Wednesday by the business outsourcing and solutions firm ADP says.
Florida created 9,260 service-providing jobs and 1,580 goods-producing jobs last month.
The trade transportation and utilities sector created the most jobs with 3,530, followed by professional and business services with 2,330, manufacturing with 1,030 and construction, mining and natural resources with 560.
The report, with data covering the nation’s 29 largest states, elaborates on an ADP national report earlier this month that showed a nationwide gain in states monitored of 139,000 private sector jobs in February.
It showed the South Atlantic region with the highest number of new private sector jobs in February: 28,000.
Texas reported the largest number of new private sector jobs last month with 21,100, followed by California with 10,940 and Florida.
The state of Florida is scheduled to release its January preliminary job figures on Monday and January revised and February preliminary figures March 28.