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

14 March, 2018, 06:26 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • AR Unemployment Holds Steady at 3.7 Percent

Governor Rick Scott focused on the 10,000 private sector jobs that the state added in January, which added to an annual job growth rate of 1.9 percent, outperforming the nationwide rate of 1.7 percent. As a result, Connecticut's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in January.

Locally, Emporia's jobless rate inched up from 3.4 percent in December to 3.6 percent in January.

Maine's unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for 26 consecutive months, the longest period since the current method of measuring the rate was implemented in 1976, the department said. The Census Bureau then uses the statistics to calculate the labor-force participation rate, or the percentage of the 16 and older population that is working in a geographical area.

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Unemployment rates rose in every county but one. In employment reports, the "labor force" number includes people who have jobs as well as unemployed people who are actively looking for work. Nonfarm job growth occurred in the private sector, which saw 7,300 more jobs, while government jobs dropped by 200.

Overall, the area has stronger employment figures than it did at this time past year. Indiana's total labor force is 3.3 million.

The largest decline was in professional and business services, which lost 2,300 jobs. The state added 10,500 jobs over the month and 150,000 over the year, paralleling national gains.

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Preliminary BLS data for February will be released on March 22nd.

The low unemployment rates appear to be translating to higher wages for those with jobs.

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