TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s jobless rate went up slightly in March.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
Meantime, 29,400 private sector jobs were added.
Gov. Rick Scott announced the new employment figures Friday while visiting Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. in Miramar, which is expanding its operations to add 20 jobs.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
The figures show the March unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, slightly higher than February’s 5.6 percent. But it is a significant decrease from the March 2014 figure of 6.5 percent.
Scott said Florida has recovered all of the private-sector jobs lost during the 2007 recession and surpassed the previous peak private-sector employment in March 2007.
The governor said Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.2 percent, has exceeded that of the nation as a whole since April 2012.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
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