Washington Unemployement Rate Lowest In Ten Years

Francis Osborne
April 22, 2017

With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February.

But Illinois' unemployment rate is still higher than the national unemployment rate for March, which dropped to 4.5 percent.

The preliminary Omaha-area rate dropped to 3.2 percent from the revised rate of 3.4 percent in February and was three-tenths of a point under the 3.5 percent for March 2016.

So far this year, the Labor Dept. says Kansas has added 3,600 seasonally adjusted, non-farm jobs and 4,600 jobs since this time last year. The largest increase in the past 12 months was in education & health services (plus-40,800), while the largest decline was in manufacturing (minus-6,800).

Gould also refuted Trump's assertion that he could enact policies that will see the American economy add 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years. Jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities rose 2,300.

"The labor force participation rate continues to go up".

Labor Department economists also said there were slight increases in the average weekly hours worked and average hourly earnings compared with a year ago. The new total for that month now stands at 14,000 jobs, up 2,600 from the original estimate of 11,400 jobs.

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Those not looking: The Massachusetts unemployment rate is higher, 8.6 percent, when those who are not looking for jobs and those who work part-time but would rather work full-time are taken into account.

The January rate was 3.3 percent.

"This pace of job growth over a decade is pretty much impossible to envision", said Gould.

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

People attend a job fair in Hengshui, North China's Hebei province, Feb 13, 2017.

Counties with the lowest rates include Shelby (4.0), Elmore (4.4) and Cullman (4.5).

Employ Georgia, the GDOL's online job listing service at employgeorgia.com, showed 85,055 new job postings statewide for March.

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