Businesses Added 313000 New Jobs in February, Reducing Unemployment Among Blacks

Larry Hoffman
March 14, 2018

According to a report issued Monday by the state Department of Labor, the number of unemployed job-seekers in ME declined by 2,500 over the past year to 21,000.

Connecticut's labor picture continues to show signs of improvement, as preliminary nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the state gained 3,400 net jobs in January, to a level of 1,689,000, seasonally adjusted.

In Albania's population of 2.87 million, unemployment rate among men was 13.7 percent in the end of 2017, while among women it was 12.9 percent, INSTAT said. Florida also clocks in below the national rate for January which was 4.1 percent.

The nation's overall unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent.

Iowa and Vermont joined Nebraska at the January rate of 2.9 percent.

The federal government spends the start of each year doing a deeper dive on each state's employment data.

The state reported that the number of people working in SC in January was again above 2.2 million.

The rate ticked down slightly from January 2017, when the rate was 3.1 percent. "Over the year, manufacturing payrolls accounted for close to half of the total increase of jobs in IL".

Cass had seen historically low unemployment rates throughout much of 2017, too.

"While original estimation showed the number of employed Arkansans declined a year ago, revised 2017 estimates have been released and now indicate employment trended up throughout 2017". Many employers have said they're unable to add jobs because there is a lack of available talent with the right qualifications.

Construction continued its hold on the top growth spot for jobs, increasing by 9.6 percent, or 4,100 jobs.

The only category with a year-over-year decline was "other services" at 1,700 jobs.

All Wiregrass counties have jobless rates that are at least 1.4 percent below what they were at this time previous year.

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