Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, More Are Working

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, More Are Working

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, More Are Working

Nationally, the unemployment rate is at 4.8%.

Here is the full list in order of unemployment rates in the Tennessee Valley from lowest to highest. Employment-population ratios increased in 36 states and decreased in 12, and 30 states saw an increase in their labor force participation rate, while 19 and the District of Columbia declined.

Shelby County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 5 percent, while Wilcox County had the highest jobless rate at 17.1 percent.

Maine's 3.5 percent January jobless rate was well below the national rate for the month of 4.8 percent.

The last time Hawaiʻi's unemployment rate was 2.8% was in July 2007.

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"Manufacturing has really stabilized, and we've had some growth", said John Slenker, the Labor Department's regional economist in Buffalo. According to preliminary DOL data, unemployment rates were 3.0 percent in Portland-South Portland area; 3.5 percent in Lewiston-Auburn and 3.9 percent in Bangor.

DWD Commissioner Steven Braun says "while Indiana's unemployment rate is a positive indicator for the state's workforce, it also represents a significant challenge for Hoosier employers in identifying and hiring qualified employees".

A separate survey of households estimates the number of people actively participating in the labor force rose by 3,500 to 2,911,900, while the number of people describing themselves as employed rose by 5,100 to 2,827,200.

The state's unemployment rate had been steady at 4.1% until the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued benchmarked data for 2016.

In a separate measure of employment, total nonagricultural jobs declined over-the-month by 2,000 jobs. "Average weekly earnings for our workers are up both over the month and the year". The February report is scheduled to be released March 24.

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