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Apr 18, 6:39 AM EDT

New unemployment numbers for Florida coming out


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- New numbers coming out will show whether or not the state's unemployment rate is still holding steady.

The state's jobless rate for March will be released on Friday.

The rate in February was 6.2 percent, which is the same rate it was the previous month. There are an estimated 588,000 people out of work in the Sunshine State.

Payroll provider ADP reported that the state added 14,580 private sector jobs during the month of March. ADP's survey is separate from the one that is conducted by government agencies.

Gov. Rick Scott has asserted his policies have helped the drop in the rate.

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

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