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Updated: 04/02/2014 08:00:02AM

State jobless rate held steady in February

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By JIM TURNER

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s jobless rate held steady at 6.2 percent in February, as Gov. Rick Scott and his administration touted the creation of 32,100 private-sector jobs during the month.

In Polk County the numbers didn’t change from January to February, remaining at 7.2 percent. But the labor force declined by 198,229 persons and the number of unemployed dropped 17,797 according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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