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Palm Beach County's Jobless Rate Declines

More Palm Beach County residents are getting to work, according to new stats from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

5.6 percent of the county's job force was unemployed in April, down from 6.3 percent in March. 

Statewide, the jobless rate was 6.2 percent last month, compared with 6.3 percent in March. 

Florida gained 34,000 jobs last month, trailing only Texas and California. 

599,000 Floridians remain unemployed.

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