Unemployment rate in NJ ticks up to 4.5%

Andrew Cummings
September 15, 2017

Maine's unemployment rate was less than the US rate of 4.4 percent, which was also up slightly from July but down from past year.

The Lincoln area also hit an all-time high for the number of people employed during the month with 181,174, up almost 4,700 from August 2016, whole the number of people counted as unemployed fell by more than 700 compared with a year ago.

Maryland labor officials say Maryland outpaced nationwide employment growth by a factor of five in August.

Private employers still have added 42,400 jobs over the past year.

There were 1,028,920 jobs statewide, according to the Labor Department, more than 15,000 more than a year ago.

State labor statistics released Friday show that the unemployment rate for Madison, Pierce and Stanton counties fell two-tenths of a percent in August to 2.7. That's its highest rate since April - though it's still better than the national average and all neighboring states.

Vermont's unemployment rate is down in August, compared to July. The largest increase was a gain of 2,100 leisure & hospitality jobs, pushing the supersector to a new record high for the third consecutive month. This accounts for a preliminary one-month decrease of 8,800 total non-farm and 5,200 private sector jobs from July to August 2017. The largest increase over the past 12 months was in leisure and hospitality (up 25,000), while the largest decline was in government (down 9,600).

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