Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

Apr 23, 2017, 02:05

The county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell slightly to 5.3 percent in March, down from 5.4 percent in February and 5.4 percent in March 2016, according to a report released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Volusia County was in line with the country's rate, dropping down to 4.5 percent from 5 percent in February and 5 percent in March of 2016. Government dropped 400 jobs and "professional and business services" lost 200 jobs compared to previous year, according to EDD.

"Demographics - the aging population - is the single most significant factor in the low unemployment rate", said Lawton, since a shrinking labor force drives down the unemployment rate.

The U.S. Department of Labor says unemployment rates fell in 17 total states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33.

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Education and health services added 700 jobs and so far have gained jobs for four-consecutive months.

"This month's labor report shows good news for Kansas with improvement in many key indicators, including a drop in the unemployment rate to under 4 percent" said Kansas Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon.

St. Johns County's unemployment rate of 3.3 percent was lower than every county but Monroe County at 2.8 percent.

The county had the third-highest unemployment rate in the state in March.

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Public Assets Institute In 2016, Vermont's lowest-paid workers saw the biggest wage gains of any group: 4 percent. Jobs requiring specialized skills are struggling even more, experts said. Other metrics also showed falling unemployment in the Pine Tree State. The last time Hawaii's unemployment rate was 2.7 percent was in June 2007. The Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area followed with an increase of 3.5 percent, or 10,700 jobs.

Small increases occurred in trade, transportation and utilities (1,600), leisure and hospitality (1,500) and other services (1,300).

Unemployment rates were lower than the statewide average in all three metro areas: Portland-South Portland (2.6 percent), Lewiston-Auburn (3.2 percent) and Bangor (3.4 percent).

Professional and business services appear to be booming in Colorado, said Alexandra Hall, the Chief Economist with the Department of Labor.

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