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The labor force participation rate in Florida has followed a similar pattern to the U.S. Both experienced a decline after the Great Recession. This pattern will continue as the baby boomers enter retirement and younger people stay longer in school.

In 2014, for the first time, there were more counties in Florida experiencing natural decrease than natural increase.

Holiday shoppers fill the stores buying the food and gifts that millions will enjoy this holiday season. How much of a boost to Florida’s economy can we expect this holiday season?
Demand for farmers markets has grown steadily with consumers clamoring for agricultural products in addition to the traditional best-sellers.

Florida Business News

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