New Mexico unemployment unchanged at 4.9 percent in July | AP business

Andrew Cummings
August 18, 2019

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County increased by the slightest margin in July according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department. That was up from 8 percent in June.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate in July remained at 4.9 percent. For July, Virginia's over-the-year growth of 0.6 percent was less than the national rate.

The government says some 611,397 new jobs were created in the formal sector between 2017 and 2019.

Madera County's unemployment rate for July was 7.4%, up from 7% in June and above 7.2% a year ago. Virginia is ranked fifth in the nation for the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate along with Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, and South Dakota.

Over the past year, seasonally adjusted unemployment fell by 628 persons.

For the 12-month period ending in July, employers added 63,400 jobs to their payrolls for a growth rate of 1.4% from July of past year.

The state labor force grew by 6,519 last month, a 0.4% change, according to figures from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Virginia's jobless rate also was 2.9% in July 2018. The services sector lost 1,200 jobs in July.

Statewide, month-over-month job losses were worst in the leisure and hospitality industry, which lost 9,200 jobs; government, which lost 3,200 jobs; and information services, which lost 2,500 jobs. Government (up 400) and trade, transportation and utilities (up 200) were the other two sectors experiencing gains. Household employment increased by 14,112 to set a new high of 4,263,623.

Although construction jobs were up in Sacramento, California lost 800 jobs in the industry in the last month.

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