Colorado's unemployment rate in January remained below the national rate

Cheryl Sanders
March 12, 2018

That unemployment rate was unchanged from December.

"Wisconsin workers are benefitting from a strong labor market, demonstrated by our record low unemployment rate for the month of January, and a new all-time high for number of individuals employed in the state of Wisconsin", said state Department of Workforce Development secretary Ray Allen.

Indiana's unemployment rate ended at 3.3 percent for December which was lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.

The January 2017 rate was 3.1 percent.

The number of jobs in Maryland increased to 2.73 million, with growth in construction, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, education and health services and leisure and hospitality, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

North Carolina's jobless picture has been above the national average most of the previous year.

Kansas will report state February employment numbers March 23. Charleston County had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.0 percent.

Mining, logging and construction grew by 2,300 jobs, and leisure and hospitality added 1,500 positions, the government data showed. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, the labour force participation rate is 1.7 percentage points higher. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, the official unemployment rate decreased with 0.8 percentage points.

The state's jobless rate has remained at 4.1 percent since November.

In February, the US economy added 313,000 new payroll jobs, the biggest single monthly increase since July 2016.

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