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Unemployment rates down in tri-county area

23 April 2017, 02:08 | Amanda Barker

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Governor Elated With Nevada Job Numbers

Idaho Department of Labor statistics show the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in March, down from 3.6 percent in February.

Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased for the third consecutive month, falling to 3.8 percent in March.

Overall, nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 16,600 since March past year. The labor force includes the employed and those seeking work.

"Iowa took another step toward full employment, with the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level since 2001", Kelly says.

Mexico's unemployment rate held steady in March at a multiyear low amid solid job creation in the private sector, which kept supporting consumption growth.

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According to a separate state survey of businesses, total nonfarm payroll jobs were constant from February to March, with private sector jobs increasing by 100 and government payrolls decreasing by 100.

Meanwhile the nationwide unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in February to 4.5 percent in April, with 17 states seeing lower rates and 33 states, including New Mexico, with stable rates. Education and health services led the way by adding 40,800 payroll positions, a 3.4 percent job growth since March 2016. The national jobless rate has been lower or equal to North Carolina's average for the past year. The Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area followed with an increase of 3.5 percent, or 10,700 jobs.

Public Assets Institute In 2016, Vermont's lowest-paid workers saw the biggest wage gains of any group: 4 percent. "I'm proud to have played a role in years of workforce development and job creation legislation that has helped make this historic day possible". The 300 employees who will remain in Rancho Cordova will work in finance, legal, personnel and other departments, company spokesman Glenn Mahone said.

The "mining, logging and construction" and manufacturing sectors each added 300 jobs, while "trade, transportation and utilities" and "leisure and hospitality" each gained 200 jobs in March compared to the same time past year. Its rate dropped from 5.6 percent in February. The largest volume gain was in professional & business services (+3,600).

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