Feb 23, 2011Florida, U.S. farm labor numbers up
The total number of workers hired by Florida farms and agricultural service operations during the survey week of Jan. 9-15 was 53,000. Farms hired 45,000 workers, 2,000 more than the previous quarter, but 3,000 less than a year ago. Agricultural service operations provided 8,000 workers, 5,000 more than last quarter and 1,000 more than a year earlier. Southeast Farm Press
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