Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

OH unemployment rates drops in February

Maryland's unemployment rate ticked up to 4.2 percent in February Another month, another record-low jobless rate in California | The Sacramento Bee
Elijah Vega | 24 March, 2018, 10:35

State and local unemployment rates last month remained well below the national rate, which was 4.1 percent for February.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 3.1 percent, Cullman County at 3.6 percent, and Marshall, Madison and Blount Counties at 3.7 percent. In February 2017, the island's rate of unemployment stood at 3.1 percent, according to the data. January jobs were revised down to show a slight drop (-1,300 jobs) rather than a slight gain as initially reported (+200 jobs).

"Wisconsin is literally working as more people are employed today than ever before in our history", Walker said.

The state says the number of people employed in North Carolina has increased by about 78,000 over the year, and the number of unemployed has decreased.

Leisure and hospitality led all sectors in February with 3,400 new jobs, followed by manufacturing (up 700), education and health services (up 500), trade, transportation and utilities (up 400), construction (up 300) and logging and mining (up 100).

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The number of unemployed in February was 95,099, the lowest number since May 2008. February marked the first time that jobs in the commonwealth rose above 6 million. It represents a small drop from February a year ago, when the figure was 4.8 percent.

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama's preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%, well below February 2017's rate of 5.3%. That total is approaching the all-time peak of 7.7 million set in April 2006 and is far above the cyclical bottom reached in January 2011 of 5.4 million. "Last year had the weakest job growth of any year since the end of the Great Recession".

Unemployment in Maine was the lowest in more than 42 years, according to a March 23 release from the Maine Dept. of Labor. Over the past 12 months, construction employment was down by 2,300 jobs or 3 percent. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. Estimates may not add up to the total labor force due to rounding. As a result, the two statistics may exhibit different monthly trends.

Due to places like the Job Center in Marathon County that help people find their career paths, the unemployment rate could continue to go down.

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