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Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

23 April, 2017, 02:00 | Author: Eddie Kim
  • Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

The unemployment rate in Arkansas continues to decline.

OC's unadjusted unemployment rate was 3.7% in March, unchanged from a revised 3.7% in February and below the 4.2% reported in the same period previous year, the state Employment Development Department said.

Approximately 483,000 Floridians are unemployed in a labor force of more than 10 million.

Overall, the state unemployment rate was a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent in March, down 0.2 of a percentage point from February and down 0.1 of a percentage point from a year ago.

The national unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March 2017 from 5.0 percent the same time this past year.

The county's two largest cities, Los Angeles and Long Beach, reported unemployment rates of 4.6 percent and 4.7 percent respectively.

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Total nonfarm payroll jobs were unchanged from February to March for a total of 2,634,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. In February of this year, the rate was 3.3 percent. A majority of the expansion occurred in retail trade (+1,200), typical hiring for the spring shopping season.

In March, the unemployment rate in Hawaii was 2.7%. "These gains have been fueled primarily by increased staffing in administrative support and waste management services", Kelly says. Manufacturing jobs was the largest decliner, falling 700 to 154,500.

While construction jobs are growing across the region, the luxury condo slowdown seems to be hurting the building industry specifically in Miami-Dade: That sector shed 700 jobs in March, even as both Broward and Palm Beach added new employment in construction.

The big chunk of growth came in nondurable goods, most likely in food processing, Pakko said.

The sectors reporting the highest rates of job increases were Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, which added approximately 600 positions, and Mining, Logging, and Construction, which added around 500 positions for the month, with the majority coming from the Construction trade. Jobs in government fell 2,100.

The federal government's policies on health care and immigration may adversely affect the state in the near term, according to Jason Sisney, chief deputy at the state Legislative Analyst's Office.

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