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BOISE - Idaho's unemployment rate in February for the sixth consecutive month remained at 3 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday says 821,500 Idahoans are employed, and 25,000 are seeking work. The agency says Idaho's labor force grew slightly to 846,500 workers.
Washington's economy added 8,700 jobs in February and the state's seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.7 percent, according to the employment Security Department. "Job growth remains strong," said Paul Turek for the department. "A growing labor force is supplying workers ...
California's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in February -- a new record low in a series dating back to the beginning of 1976 -- and San Bernardino County's jobless rate was also 4.3 percent, according to data released on March 23 by the California employment Development Department (EDD).
FAIRFIELD -- The number of local jobs began to climb in February - adding 700 non-farming positions over January's total - as the Solano County unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.4 percent, the state employment Development Department reported Friday. "It was mostly in the educational and health services, ...
Local unemployment levels remained steady and near record low levels for the month of February, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday when it released its monthly jobs report. February's report found that unemployment for the Sherman-Denison area remained at 3.4 percent for the second ...

DENVER — The unemployment rates in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties were unchanged in February compared with January, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's monthly jobs report released Friday. The jobless rate for February in Boulder, Broomfield and ...
Weld County's February unemployment rate ticked up slightly from last year, but it remains low and steady from last month, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Employment. Weld's unemployment rate sat at 3.1 percent, just one-tenth of a percentage point above the ...
The highest unemployment rate in the state is in Colusa County at 20 percent, a rise from last month's 18.5 percent. Previously, Imperial County had the highest unemployment rate, but it is steadily dropping to a current 16 percent, down from last month's 17 percent, according to data from the Employment ...
Texas County's unemployment rate jumped one-half percentage point to 5.1 percent in January, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The labor force totaled 9,160 — of those 468 were unemployment, according to a report. A year ago, the rate was 5.8 percent. Other counties and ...
Maine's legislative watchdog committee will probe the roll-out of an unemployment program and the state's diversion of lumber to a logging company. The Government Oversight Committee voted Friday to launch the investigations. Republican Sen. Roger Katz said the committee will investigate allegations ...
RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.5 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. February's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent is the lowest ...
Southern California's job picture continued to brighten in February, as unemployment remained low while Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties added payroll positions at a steady pace. The region was buoyed by California's overall growth in prosperity, with the state's jobless rate ...
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement today on Louisiana's latest unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, a rate that is 1.2 percent lower than the rate a year ago. This decline is the second largest decrease in a state's year over year unemployment rate in the nation. “This is great news for ...
The state added 14,000 net jobs to payrolls last month, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.3% from 4.4% a month earlier, according to data released Friday from the Employment ... Even so, the unemployment rate hit a new record low of 4.3%, and six of the state's 11 industry sectors added jobs.
Ohio's unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in February from 4.7% in January as the state added 13,400 jobs over the month, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Columbus Dispatchreported that the state's jobless rate now is at a 17-year low. The last time the rate was ...
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaks to reporters in Madison, Wis. Walker could barely contain himself with the news Thursday, March 22, 2018, that Wisconsin's unemployment rate hit a new record low of 2.9 percent. Walker, who is up for re-election in November, ...

The upside: San Diego's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, up from a revised 3.3 percent in December, said the state Employment Development Department. The region was better off than most areas. The California unemployment rate, not adjusted for inflation, was 4.6 percent. The nation's jobless rate ...
Job growth in Alabama showed positive signs of growth through the majority of 2017 and now the impact of declining unemployment figures in 2017 are showing as the state of Alabama led the nation last year with the lowest unemployment figures in the country. According to data released by the Bureau of ...
AUGUSTA — Mainers from across the state on Wednesday joined in a town-hall-style conference call, in which they berated the state's recently unveiled filing system for unemployment benefits. The tele-town hall conference call comes a day after a legislative committee initially deadlocked on reporting out ...
Each month the ADP Research Institute, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, publishes the ADP National Employment Report which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data and measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Mark Zandi of ...
Job growth in California was more robust than expected in 2017 and continued on a strong note in January, adding 35,500 jobs as the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.4%, according to data ... That 4.3% had been touted as a record low for the unemployment survey, which started in 1976. Now ...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say there was no change in January in Delaware's unemployment rate, which remains above the national average. A report released Tuesday shows the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 4.5 percent for January unchanged from December. The U. S. ...
Recent adjustments to last year's unemployment rate in Delaware dropped the total from 4.7% to 4.6%, and changed the total job loss from very little to none. Late last year, Sharpley forecasted a small growth of jobs in the state for 2018 if the national economy continued to grow. He now says he fears ...
Oregon's unemployment rate held steady in January at what state officials say is a "historical low." The rate has stabilized at either 4.1 percent or 4.2 percent, as determined by annual revisions to the state's labor force data, for the past 13 months, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The 4.1 ...
Oregon added another 5,000 jobs in January, and the state's unemployment rate remained at a historic low. The state continues to enjoy steady growth, and although Oregon's expansion has slowed economists generally remain upbeat. National and statewide economic signals generally point in the same ...
Oregon's historically low unemployment rate held steady in January at 4.1 percent as the state added about 5,000 jobs. The state employment officials reported Tuesday, March 6, that the rate was the lowest since 1976. It has hovered around 4 percent for the past 13 months, officials said. January's job ...
Kentucky's annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in 2017 from 5.1 percent in 2016, while nonfarm employment gained 11,300 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The jobless rate in Logan County inched up a bit in December but remained under 4 percent, according to data released last week by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. December is the latest month for which county-wide readings are available. According to DWS, the December jobless rate ...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has launched a strategy to tackle youth unemployment, which stands at more than 40 percent. by Tony Birtley. 13 hours ago. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining ...
A supervisor who was fired for griping to his team after he was faced with a demotion isn't eligible for unemployment compensation, a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Monday. Brian Buher's actions cost him that aid because they constituted willful misconduct, Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon found in the ...
An Indiana business will not have to pay unemployment insurance taxes on wages paid to an independent contractor after a divided panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals found the contractor was not statutorily considered the business' “employee.” In January 2013, a claimant entered into a contract with ...
MOSCOW, March 5./TASS/. Unemployment in Russia declined in January to 3.9 million people or 5.2% of the economically active population according to preliminary data, the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) said in a report on Monday. It said the number of jobless people declined in January by 8.7% ...
MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Department of Labor announced Friday, March 2, 2018, three potential changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, that will ultimately reduce tax rates for employers beginning July 1, 2018. These anticipated changes will also reduce the taxable wage base ...
Kentucky has the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000, when the rate was 4.2 percent. Kentucky's annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in 2017 from 5.1 percent in 2016, while nonfarm employment gained 11,300 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and ...
Since the ruling centre-left government took charge in 2013, there has been wide-spread anger at the coalition's failure to tackle high unemployment and surging migration. Unemployment is currently stuck at about 11 per cent with the Italian economy still struggling to recover from the crash of the Euro in ...
"I have received reports from districts that unemployment, poverty and IS recruiting efforts have led to youths joining the terror group's ranks," ... Exact official statistics for employment rate in the province are not available, however, according to Afghan government figure, the unemployment rate in the county ...
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho's annual average unemployment rate for 2017 is slightly higher than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics first reported. The bureau revised the statewide seasonally adjusted annual average to 3.2 percent, according to information from the Idaho Department of Labor, one-tenth percent ...
South Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate averaged 4.3 percent in 2017, down from the rate of 5 percent in 2016, according to new re-estimated unemployment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment increased throughout the year by 21,310 people and ended at a level ...
The forum, titled "Who is unemployed and why?," tackled the subjects of invigorating job growth, wage increases and family well-being in Crow Wing County and the Brainerd lakes area. At multiple points, panelists noted issues surrounding employment are much larger than simply finding a way to connect ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone unemployment fell to its lowest level in more than nine years in January thanks to strong economic growth, official estimates ... In Italy, the third largest economy in the euro zone, the unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in January from 10.9 percent in December, a poor ...
In the week ending February 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since December 6, 1969 when it was 202,000. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 ...
TOKYO--Japan's jobless rate fell to a low of almost 25 years in January, while a ratio of job openings remained at a 44-year high, the latest signs that the labor market is tightening as the world's third-largest economy continues its growth streak. Policy makers hope that a stretched labor market will provide ...
The number of jobseekers in India, rising steadily over the last few months, spiked to 7.1% in the week ended Feb. 25. There are around 31 million unemployed Indians seeking jobs now—the highest since October 2016, according to a report published on Feb. 27 by the Centre for Monitoring Indian ...
Here are two things most economists can agree upon: They want an economy where everyone who seeks a job can get one. Yet for the economy to be dynamic, some people will always be unemployed, at least temporarily as they move between jobs. There exists, in theory at least, some magic number for ...
Alabama has had the largest drop in annual unemployment in the country, according to the latest data available. "We're seeing a lot of development. We're seeing a lot of hiring. And we're seeing people going back to work," said Tara Hutchison with the Alabama Department of Labor. Labor statistics back ...
DeSoto County continued to lead Northwest Mississippi with low unemployment and high numbers of people having jobs. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security report on unemployment for December 2017, the latest month for available figures, lists the county's unemployment rate at 3.3 ...
GREENSBURG –Unemployment is bad for the health for many reasons. It has negative psychological effects on individuals, families, and communities, and according to the American Psychological Association, unemployed individuals are twice as likely as individuals who are employed to suffer from ...
Unemployment is estimated to be at least 60 percent, double the rate of the general population, although other minority groups, the Ashkalis and Balkan Egyptians, face similar numbers. Bleak economic conditions and intense nepotism mix with ethnic discrimination to keep these communities on the ...
We're all told that we're supposed to have emergency savings on hand to allow for the unexpected, from massive home repairs to medical bills to an extended bout of unemployment. But unfortunately, most Americans aren't close to having enough money in the bank to survive a six-month stretch without a ...


 

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