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Florida has gained back more than half the jobs lost at beginning of pandemic

November 20, 2020 - Florida's job market continues to regain ground lost when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March, according to a new report from Wells Fargo Securities. Florida lost nearly 1.2 million jobs in March and April and has since regained 699,700 jobs, the report said. Most major industries saw payrolls advance during October. The leisure & hospitality industry added more than any other sector, with overall headcounts expanding 29,600. Arts, entertainment & recreation employment rose 8,500, while payrolls at bars, restaurants and hotels added 21,100. During October, the statewide unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent from 7.2 percent in September.

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