Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

Out in force: The labor force increased by 34,500 from 3,626,800 in February, as 26,700 more residents were employed and 7,900 more residents were unemployed over the month.

"This is the 75th month in a row that Nevada has experienced year-over-year employment growth", said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada's Research and Analysis Bureau for the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Commissioner Braun also noted private sector employment has grown by more than 39,300 over the year. Employers added a significant number of jobs in just three states last month and cut them in four.

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On the First Coast, the seasonally adjusted unemployment figure went from 4.56 percent in February to 4.2 percent in March.

The state also revised its jobs data for February to show the state gained fewer jobs than initially reported.

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Year-over-year, 12 of the state's 13 industry sectors saw job increases.

Wilcox County in western Alabama has the state's highest jobless rate, 13.8 percent.

"In March the unemployment rate dropped significantly to 3.8 percent with continued decreases in the number of unemployed". Over the year, Information added 1,200 (+1.3%) jobs.

The leisure and hospitality sector decreased by 500 jobs in March 2017.

Other Services added 700 (+0.5%) jobs over the month. This sector includes arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services. March's monthly payroll gain kept over-the-year job growth well below the national average. "Arkansas' jobless rate has fallen each month since December, after remaining fairly stable throughout most of 2016", said BLS Program Operations Manager Susan Price. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 2,500 over the same period.

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