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Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Early 2001

Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Early 2001

The U.S. unemployment rate for April 2017 was 4.4 percent, 0.1 percentage points lower than in March 2017, and 0.6 percentage points lower than in April 2016. The number of unemployed people dropped 2,126 in April to 101,513, and the state's labor force increased by 1,852 to a total of 2,334,673.

The unemployment rate for April returned to 5.7 per cent, where it has been for most of the past 18 months.

CT lost 1,500 jobs in April, while its unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.9 percent, according to the latest employment report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. It is the state's lowest unemployment rate since November 2007, Scott said.

MA had the only unemployment rate increase (+0.3 percentage point) in April, BLS said on Friday. "For the fourth month in a row we have seen small increases in the unemployment rate accompanied by larger increases in the labor force". According to this survey, five of Kentucky's 11 major nonfarm North American Industry Classification System job sectors registered gains in employment, while five declined from the previous month and one was unchanged. The largest job growth sector, with 1,200 new jobs, was education and health services.

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The last time the unemployment rate was at or below 5.4 percent was in May 2008, when it measured 5.2 percent. Over the past six months an extra 120,000 Australians have found jobs, but the number of hours worked per month has fallen by 5.2 million. The minutes of its May policy meeting showed that board members had an in-depth discussion about employment, including the increasing share of part-time work.

The state has added about 58,600 jobs since April 2016. "Unemployment continues to drop, private sector jobs are on the rise and Florida families are flourishing".

Washington has added an estimated 76,500 new jobs from April 2016 through April 2017, not seasonally adjusted. Other sectors adding jobs over the year were construction; trade, transportation and utilities; financial activities; professional and business services; and other services.

Seven industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a total of 37,900 jobs. Victoria maintained a trend unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent after gaining 41,100 new workers.


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