"Our low unemployment rate, coupled with over the year job and labor force gains, all point towards the continued strength of the MA economy". Will it only go up from here, or is there still room to drop?
Virginia's unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which was unchanged again in February at 4.1 percent. Experts say this disparity is a symptom of small state economics, and not part of a long-term systemic problem.
Hispanic unemployment fell to 3.3 percent in February, from 4.0 percent in January and 5.5 percent a year ago.
The unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in February, a slight drop from February 2017. That means out of a labor force of 10,176,000 there were 398,000 workers without jobs. The lowest rate was 2.4 percent in Cumberland County and the highest was 5.2 percent in Washington County.
"A dynamic economy always will have some degree of churn".
WALKER: "We've come a long way since our unemployment rate peaked at 9.3% in 2010". Walden estimates that between 60,000 and 70,000 North Carolinians now are in the dropout category. February marked the first time that jobs in the commonwealth rose above 6 million. The number of unemployed has decreased by 32,000 over the past year from 294,000.
The unemployment rate figures for the State of Hawai'i are seasonally adjusted in accordance with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) methodology.
USA navy sails warship near disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea
The US Navy operation has "damaged the atmosphere of military-to-military relations" between Washington and Beijing, he added. In a statement , China's defence ministry accused the U.S. of a "serious political and military provocation against China".
IL has the 39th highest jobless rate nationally and the second highest in the Midwest after only MI. The employment data recalculations are factored here as well. The state added, on average, 4,400 jobs per month from December through February, compared with 3,100 per month from September through November. The professional and business services sector saw the largest increase: a net 8,300 jobs.
Nationwide unemployment last month was 4.1 percent.
The private sector lost a total of 300 jobs in February but the government sector added 1,800 jobs, including 1,700 jobs within state government and 100 jobs within local government.
Most of the job gains in the past year were in the private sector, with the goods-producing economic sector accounting for roughly half of the increase.
"San Diego posted exceptional job growth in February", said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business and Economic Institute.
The industry with the best job growth over the year in the Naples area was construction with 600 new jobs.