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The monthly report also showed unemployment in Greenlee County increasing, climbing to 5.0 percent in December, four-tenths of a point higher than November. But, just like in Graham County, unemployment in Greenlee remains below that of the same time last year, when unemployment was at 6.0 ...
The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rose slightly to 3.7 percent but remained better than the national rate of 4.1 percent. Related: Despite ... Among Florida's 67 counties, unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.8 percent in St. Johns County to a high of 6.5 percent in rural Hendry County.

The unemployment rate in New York state edged slightly downward in December 2017. New York had a 4.6 percent unemployment rate, down a tenth of a percent from the previous month. The New York State Department of Labor says that the private sector job count in the state rose by 111,700 or 1.4 ...
A New York City Department of Sanitation worker cleans the streets after the New Year celebrations in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, Jan. 1, 2018. In the first two weeks of the new year, the number of applications claiming unemployment insurance benefits dropped by 41,000 to 220,000. (Photo: ...
New Jersey's employment fell in December, but the state's unemployment rate also declined, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate ticked down 0.1 of a percentage point, to 5 percent, in December, according to a release from the state Department of ...
Look at Seattle, a major metropolitan area with one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates thanks, in large part, to Amazon. When unemployment rates are low, the impact is felt communitywide. It drives demand and causes wages to rise, and this would be a welcome development in Chicago. 6.

President Donald Trump regularly tweets when new numbers on the economy are released, usually as a way to highlight how these numbers compare to those under his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama. So when new unemployment numbers for December 2017 revealed that the unemployment ...
Michigan unemployment Rate up to 4.7 Percent in December. Michigan's unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in December while the size of the state's workforce grew by 12,000 people. Jan. 18, 2018, at 3:46 p.m.. Michigan unemployment Rate up to 4.7 Percent in December ...
Seven years after the last recession, as labor markets tighten across the nation, Wisconsin's estimated unemployment rate dipped to 3.0%, matching the lowest rate on record, while the state set records for the total number employed. According to preliminary data Thursday from the state Department of ...
WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) -- An untold number of fraudulent unemployment claims have been filed recently, prompting significant concern from those who have been impacted. State officials say they have received numerous complaints from people who received notice that unemployment insurance claims ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- The Rhode Island department that oversees unemployment benefits has lost phone and internet access after rainwater seeped into its data center. The Providence Journal reports water from overnight storms prompted an automatic shutdown of systems that support the Department ...
The unemployment rate in Turkey drops to 10.3 percent in October, down 1.5 point from the same month previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. The number of unemployed people, aged 15 and above, in the country declined to nearly 3.3 ...
In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America. Buoyed by Iowa State University's main campus, this metropolitan area with about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, ...
There's plenty to celebrate in the December Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing black unemployment at 6.8 percent, the lowest ever since they started reporting the data in 1972. President Trump tweeted out his excitement and, of course, took credit for the good news. Has there ever been a politician ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- If you've been unable to access an unemployment claim through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training website or by telephone today you're not alone. Flooding early Saturday morning at the department's data center on Pontiac Avenue in Cranston has put key ...
The first bill introduced in the 2018 Idaho Legislature seeks to lower the amount employers pay in unemployment insurance taxes. If it passes, the proposal introduced Thursday is expected to save employers a total of $115 million over the next three years by reducing a key component in how Idaho ...
Ever since the end of the Reagan recession, the black-white unemployment gap has been on a pretty steady downward path that's interrupted like clockwork by every recession. When times are bad, blacks are laid off at higher rates than whites, and only after the economy has started expanding do blacks ...

House Leader Open to Compensating unemployment Recipients. A top legislative leader is opposed for now to establishing a compensation fund for thousands of people who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan's unemployment system. Jan. 11, 2018, at 3:12 p.m.. House Leader Open to Compensating ...
The most recent information released about the state's labor market showed a continuation of what Vermont has been experiencing for the past few months. The state's November unemployment rate was 2.9 percent, the same as it's been since September and nearly as low as it has ever been in Vermont's ...
The unemployment rate held stable last month at 4.1 percent, and the U.S. has only experienced two periods of lower rates over the past half century. Only during the late 1960s and for a few months in the late 1990s did our unemployment rate dip beneath 4.1 percent. Thus, by this measure, labor markets ...
The unemployment rate in the U.S. is on its way to below 4 percent, a level that Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan believes is an "overshoot" of full employment and a potential danger sign for the economy. Consequently, he thinks the central bank ought to keep raising rates, at least three times this year, ...
In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America. Buoyed by Iowa State University's main campus, this metropolitan area with about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, ...
The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to 6.8% in December, the lowest level since at least 1972, when the Labor Department began tracking the figure. White unemployment was 3.7% in December, Asian-American unemployment was 2.5% and Hispanic joblessness was 4.9%. Trump has ...
While the overall jobs picture is unchanged―the unemployment rate remains a steady 4.1 percent one slice of the workforce put up its healthiest numbers in four decades. At 6.8 percent, the latest unemployment rate for Black Americans fell to its lowest recorded level since the 1970's. On top of that, the ...
The job market is strong right now, with a 4.1 percent unemployment rate, and President Trump knows it. On Monday, he twice bragged about the latest jobs report, but he focused in on minorities in particular. In the morning, he did it on twitter, citing that black unemployment is "the lowest ever recorded in ...
"African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country," Trump wrote on twitter. "The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the last year and is close to the lowest in recorded history. Dems did nothing for you but get your vote! #NeverForget @foxandfriends," the president ...
November data show Cheatham rang in as one of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee, according to data issued in late December. Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced in a news release Dec. 28 that ...
November's unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was six-tenths of a percent lower than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of technology, Management and Budget showed the county's 3.6 percent November unemployment rate marked a decrease from October's 4.2 ...
On Monday morning, President Trump tweeted that the unemployment rate for Black Americans had reached the lowest on record, and that the rate for Hispanic Americans will soon reach a similar milestone. He effectively claimed credit for these improvements, writing, "Dems did nothing for you but get your ...
unemployment stable through holiday season ... This was the case for many counties in Michigan as unemployment rates remained virtually unchanged. ... Van Buren County's jobless rate also increased by a small amount from 4.7 percent to 4.8 percent - making it the highest unemployed county in ...
In Friday's jobs report, black unemployment reached a record low: 6.8 percent. That's the lowest black unemployment has been since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking unemployment, which started in 1972. "The lowest in nearly 5 decades and a credit to [President Donald Trump's] economic ...
President Trump took to twitter on Saturday to highlight the historic drop in the unemployment rate among African-Americans, a day after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the rate fell below 7 percent for the month of December -- the lowest mark for black Americans since the bureau began ...
US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 5, 2018, as he travels for a weekend with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Maryland. - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images. Listen To The Story. Marketplace.
unemployment insurance Agency data obtained by the Traverse City Record-Eagle shows that during the 22 months MIDAS was running the show, it flagged 53,633 cases as fraudulent. But fewer than seven percent really were. The state improperly accused more than 52,000 people of fraud, and seized ...
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims nearly doubled last week as holiday hiring neared its end. Volatility is typical this time of year. Claims remained lower than at the same time last year, as they have been for most weeks in 2017. For the week of December 23, 2017, there were ...
A department spokeswoman said they will mostly be placed in the customer service-related positions in the Office of unemployment Compensation to improve the level of service provided to Pennsylvania's unemployed workers and employers. The timing couldn't be better. The office is in the midst of what it ...
Atlanta, where 60 percent of the state's labor force lives, had a 4.2 percent unemployment rate in November -- 2.9 million working, 127,013 unemployed. The state's highest November unemployment rates were in the Dalton (5.3 percent), Albany (5.2 percent) and Columbus (5.1 percent) metro areas.
Springfield-area unemployment fell to a 11-year low for the month of November, though the size of the labor force also continued to decline. The Illinois Department of employment Security numbers released Thursday reflect long-term changes in the larger job market, including more self-employed workers ...
Delaware's unemployment rate crept upward in 2017 as more people joined the workforce and businesses cut jobs in the service sector, according to a federal report comparing state-by-state employment. With a jobless rate at 4.7 percent in November, up from 4.3 percent a year earlier, the First State was ...
The numbers: Initial U.S. jobless claims, a tool to measure layoffs, were unchanged at 245,000 in the seven days ended Dec 23. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast first-time claims for unemployment benefits in the period to total 239,000. The more stable monthly average of claims rose ...
unemployment was up locally in November compared to the previous month and the previous year, according to data from the state Department of Labor. However, Dutchess County still ranked among the counties with the lowest unemployment rate for the month. The Dutchess-Putnam metro region had ...
The tricky policy challenge is to figure out what the right non-zero rate of unemployment is. Economists have spent half a century trying to sort this out, with arguably worse and worse results (paywall). Some believe any dip below 5% is entering dangerous territory, while others think the natural rate lies ...
At 7.6 percent, he said Carson City's wage increase was significantly greater than the state as a whole. There are now a record 1.35 million people employed in the Silver State. Double digit unemployment rates are gone with the highest rate just 6.4 percent in Nye County. The lowest unemployment rates ...
There were 498 unemployed in the Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area. Watertown's unemployment rate was 2.7 percent the previous month. Of the state's top 10 largest cities, all 10 saw increases to their unemployment rates. Rapid City had the highest unemployment rate at 3.6 percent and Spearfish ...
Springfield-area unemployment fell to a 11-year low for the month of November, though the size of the labor force also continued to decline. The Illinois Department of employment Security numbers released Thursday reflect long-term changes in the larger job market, including more self-employed workers ...
Davidson County is tops among the state's four largest metros, besting Knoxville's Knox County (2.9 percent), Chattanooga's Hamilton County (3.2 percent) and Memphis' Shelby County (4 percent). Davidson County's unemployment rate has dropped 1.1 percent since November 2016. The state rate ...
Springfield-area unemployment fell to a 11-year low for the month of November, though the size of the labor force also continued to decline. The Illinois Department of employment Security numbers released Thursday reflect long-term changes in the larger job market, including more self-employed workers and a shrinking ...
analysts at Nomura note that the US initial unemployment claims for the week ending 23 December were unchanged from the previous week at 245k and the ... Reading through the volatility, the unemployment claims data remain at a historically low level and continue to suggest a strong labor market.
The latest monthly unemployment numbers from New York state show that the Rochester area unemployment figures jumped a bit compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate for the Rochester Metro was 5.1 percent in November, up from 4.5 percent a year ago. State Labor analyst Tammy Marino ...
Three weeks after the state switched to a new online system for filing unemployment claims, many residents say they have not received some of their benefits and have had trouble getting anyone to deal with their complaints. But the Maine Department of Labor says the cloud-based system is performing as ...


 

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