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Florida Unemployment Numbers Released Monday

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — We’ll know on Monday the status of Florida’s economic recovery when the unemployment numbers for January are released.

The state ended the year on an up note.  In December, 2013, the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent – the lowest the rate since June 2008.

Payroll provider ADP reported that the state added 11,610 private sector jobs in January and 10,840 additional jobs during the month of February. ADP’s survey is separate from the one that is conducted by government agencies.

Gov. Rick Scott has contended the state’s unemployment rate is dropping due to his policies.

But state economists have said a big reason for the decline is that people are leaving the labor force or had delayed their job search.

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