Colorado unemployment dips even more; lowest in 4 decades

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Friday's announcement showed continued improvement in the county, which has seen some of the best jobless stats in the state.

Duval County, the First Coast's largest employer, saw the monthly jobless figure drop from 4.4 percent in March to 4.1 percent in April and that was the area's highest unemployment rate.

Next door in Berkeley County, the unemployment rate mirrored Dorchester County in April.

"The establishment survey indicates employment increased in April, however the number of jobs added in April was lower than in the past few months", Akers said. 63% of people who participated in the survey said that there has been no significant change in unemployment in the last 3 years. Grand Island's preliminary rate rose two-tenths of a point to hit 3.5 percent last month, compared with 3.3 percent in March.

The number of unemployed Californians was 923,000 in April - down by 20,000 over the month, and down by 132,000 compared with April of past year. Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 5,700 over the month, from a revised 5,518,500 in March to 5,512,800 in April 2017.

CT has recovered 74.7 percent of jobs lost in the recession, a proportion that fell slightly from March.

Four of California's 11 industry sectors added a total of 21,600 jobs in April. Construction and mining and logging were both unchanged. A job is not necessarily full time: a worker needs only to have recorded an hour's work in the period covered by the unemployment report to count as a person holding a job. Overall the private service sector was up by 900 jobs.

Of the Tampa Bay numbers, Gov. Rick Scott said: "It is great news that Tampa area businesses created almost 32,000 jobs over the year in April".

Hospitality crew at a moderate 2.5 percent yet retail and trade grew at slower rates, all categories powering South Florida's service economy. The largest job gains were in the healthcare and construction sectors.

Since April of previous year, construction has registered the largest expansion, adding 6,300 jobs, two-thirds of them specialty trade contractors.

'In fact jobs have lifted for the past seven months, averaging gains of around 25,000 a month.

A consensus of economists had expected the unemployment rate to stay at 6.7 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.

Workforce conditions remained tight throughout much of ME in April with very low unemployment, particularly in the southwest portion of the state. Most of the decrease from March 2017 to April 2017 was in durable manufacturing, which accounted for 2,500 of the 2,900 decrease in manufacturing.