Indiana Jobless Rate Stays Low In Spite Of Small Increase

  • Indiana Jobless Rate Stays Low In Spite Of Small Increase

Indiana Jobless Rate Stays Low In Spite Of Small Increase

The state's Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development preliminarily reported for July that 3,536,900 MA residents were employed and 160,700 were unemployed, for a total labor force of 3,697,500.

Among the nine Bay Area counties, Solano had the highest rate, and was the only county over 5 percent, the Employment Development Department reported. The unemployment rate for July 2017 was up 0.2 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in June 2017.

The national rate declined from 4.9 percent to 4.3 percent, a six-tenths of a percentage point change during the same 12-month span. Colorado employers added 3,600 nonfarm jobs in the month, which contributed to a 1.7 percent rate of job growth over the past year. Summer vacation drove down employment in both public and private schools, the agency said. Leisure and hospitality decreased 1,000.

Five of the sectors had annual increases of more than 3,700 jobs. Hughson had a July rate of 11.5 percent, which was an increase from the 11.3 percent posted in June.

Eight industry sectors in the state added jobs in July and three declined compared with July previous year.

The trade, transportation and utilities sector continues to lead Arkansas payroll employment, said Greg Kaza, executive director of the Arkansas Policy Foundation in Little Rock.

Jobs in educational and health services rose by 8,200, mostly in health care and social assistance.

Alaska's unemployment rate has been the highest in the nation lately, and the picture didn't get brighter in July. Industry increases were greatest in leisure/hospitality, professional/business services, and government. Manufacturing fell by 14,100 jobs (down 1.1 percent), and mining and logging fell by 1,400 jobs (down 5.7 percent). Florida gained 32,700. Pennsylvania saw hiring of 29,000.

"Humboldt has seen pretty good gains consistently in 2017".