January Nebraska jobless rate matches December 2.9 percent

AR Unemployment Holds Steady at 3.7 Percent

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Nonfarm job growth occurred in the private sector, which saw 7,300 more jobs, while government jobs dropped by 200. Compared to the third quarter 2017, the official unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points.

The department said in a news release Monday that the December rate was revised up two-tenths of a point from the preliminary rate of 2.7 percent.

The department says the January rate also remained well below the US rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent. The county added 12,300 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent over the year.

Palm Beach County added 4,800 jobs in leisure and hospitality; 2,000 in construction; 1,700 in government; 600 in financial activities; 300 in manufacturing; and 300 in other services.

With growth in jobs tied to food services, accommodations, construction and professional services, Florida posted a 3.9 percent unemployment rate for the first month of 2018, representing 397,000 Floridians qualifying as unemployed from a workforce of 10.15 million.

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The state says Iowa's unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9 percent in January.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the official unemployment rate in Albania, for the population aged 15 years and over is 13.4 %. The resulting gap caused the number of unemployed people to increase by 500. Putnam County's 5.5 percent is the fifth highest jobless rate in Florida.

In February, the US economy added 313,000 new payroll jobs, the biggest single monthly increase since July 2016. Another 3,500 jobs were added in education and health services.

The number of people classified as unemployed declined to a seasonally adjusted 96,678, the lowest figure since February 2000.

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