Calhoun County unemployment rate crept up in December

  • Calhoun County unemployment rate crept up in December

Calhoun County unemployment rate crept up in December

But if past is prologue, a steep increase in unemployment is on its way sooner or later.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in December, to 5.7 percent.

The public sector added 500 jobs. That followed a strong November gain of 5,200 jobs, as revised.

Kentucky's statewide unemployment rate and employment levels are seasonally adjusted. The increase reflects 2,700 new jobs and 800 people leaving the workforce, per BLS estimates.

If statisticians take into account those who have stopped looking for work and those who are working part-time but would rather work full-time, the MA unemployment rate is higher at 8.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

California unemployment fell to 5.2 percent last month, although payrolls grew by an anemic 3,700 jobs, the state reported Friday.

"There's more people employed now than a year ago", Albin said.

However, to Tapas Strickland, an economist at the National Australia Bank, rather than helping to bolster the view that labour market conditions are improving, the underlying trends remain a concern, particularly towards employment growth in Australia's non-mining states.

The labor department will release December unemployment rates for Georgia's metro areas next week. The last time the state's unemployment rate was at 2.8% was in December 2000.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy. Over the year, Education and Health Services gained 26,800 (+3.5%) jobs.

Oregon's average unemployment rate has fallen to match a previous low record set in the economic boom of the mid-1990s.

Jobs in manufacturing decreased by 2,000.

And within that, the number of full-time jobs is 0.4% lower than a year earlier while the number of part-time jobs is 3.4% higher.

The largest loss, a drop of 1,700 positions, occurred in professional and business services.