03/16/2012: Whither Florida?
Job losses in the Sunshine State occurred in several sectors, with education and health care posting the largest decline, down 11,000 jobs.
Given the long-term strength of this sector (up more than 6.4 percent since the end of 2008), we are not reading too much into a one-month dropoff.
Other sectors shedding jobs in January were government (down 8,100 jobs), professional business services (down 6,400 jobs), and construction as well as trade/transportation/utilities (both losing a net 6,200 jobs).
Only information services and manufacturing posted monthly net gains in employment: they were up 1,800 and 500 jobs, respectively..........
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