Indiana Jobless Rate Stays Low In Spite Of Small Increase

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"And the unemployment rate remaining at a very low 3.4 percent is positive news in and of itself".

Trade, transportation and utilities added 5,400 jobs.

This seasonal economy can lead to wide fluctuations in employment levels from month to month, Weaver said, but the year-over trend is what gives a better picture of the overall job market.

San Diego's rate compared to 5.4 percent for California as a whole and 4.6 percent across the U.S. Neither the state nor national figures are seasonally adjusted. Over the year, construction has added 3,900 (+2.7 percent) jobs.

The agency says Idaho's rate is 63 percent, the lowest participation rate since May of 1976.

The unemployment rate fell by 1.4 percentage points in Indiana, Tennessee and Wyoming over the past year - the biggest declines in the country.

3 percent in June from 4.2 percent in May.

The numbers indicate that around 26,800 private sector jobs have made their way to IN in the previous year, 2,000 of those coming IN July alone. That's 300 fewer people in the labor work force, 400 fewer employed and 100 more unemployed in July.

Leisure and hospitality lost 900 jobs (-0.2 percent) over the month.

Over the year, Colorado employers have added 43,400 jobs, with 39,500 coming in the private sector and government accounting for 3,900 jobs. The education and health services sectors posted the largest decline, dropping 14,500 jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector added 7,100 jobs from July to July.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 6,700.

Government lost 1,100 jobs since July previous year, with the declines coming in state and local government.

The counties with the highest unemployment rates are Imperial County with 24.2 percent of the labor workforce unemployed, Colusa with 11.6 percent and Tulare County with 10.8 percent.



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