Published: May 17, 2013 10:09 PM EDT
Updated: May 17, 2013 11:31 PM EDT

tALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida added 17,000 jobs in April and 119,100 in the past year.

More than half of April's job gains were in construction. The state has gained 15,500 construction positions in the past year.

Jobs in trade, transportation and utilities have grown by more than 40,000 in the past year. The category includes retail jobs.