State jobless rate improves in June

US Jobless Claims Decline To 233000, Continuing Claims Edge Higher

The number of people employed actually fell slightly compared with past year, by nearly 500 people, but the number of people unemployed fell by more than 3,600, which is why the rate fell.

The national unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4 percent in June. The unemployment rate for this group stood at 3.8 percent in June. This also is the fifth month in a row that the Peach State's rate has declined. And as for the employment-population ratio, it came in at 78.5 percent in June of this year compared to 80.1 percent in February 2007.

The biggest job gains were in leisure and hospitality.

Employers added a seasonally adjusted 222,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4% as more people joined the labor force. The most common job listings in Idaho are for truck drivers, registered nurses and customer service representatives. Since June 2016, employment in this sector has risen 3,300 or 1.7 percent. That was up three-tenths of a point from May but was down from 4.1 percent a year ago. Sectors losing jobs were construction (4,000) and manufacturing (3,000).

Florida's jobless rate is dropping again. "Over-the-year losses were as high as 9,000 in the fall of 2016, which equated to about 2.5 percent".

Alaska posted the highest jobless rate among states at 6.8%, followed by New Mexico at 6.4%.

Prices for US government bonds pared earlier gains following the data, while the dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies.

Mining and logging decreased by 100 jobs in June 2017.

Civilian labor force statistics include nonmilitary workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work.


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