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Local jobless rates up while state's rate continues to improve

23 July 2017, 12:46 | Katrina Lee

Illinois Unemployment Sees Slight Increase

Illinois unemployment rate up slightly despite job growth

The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4 percent in June.

June's statewide unemployment rate now stands at 3.2%, which is up one-tenth from May.

Indiana's unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in June, down from 3.2 percent in May.

Iowa companies displayed strong hiring in June, with nonfarm employment adding 11,200 jobs last month.

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Joblessness in IL grew to 4.7 percent in June, up 0.1 percent from May despite the addition of 8,600 jobs last month.

"The monthly payroll gain kept over-the-year job growth well below the national average in the first half of 2017". The number of unemployed Iowans increased to 53,600 in June. Indiana's total labor force is more than 3.3 million and the state has a 64.4 percent labor force participation rate.

The number of unemployed Californians was 900,000 in June - up by 2,000 over the month, but down by 145,000 compared with June of past year. Professional and business services posted the largest jobs increase with a gain of 9,100 jobs, followed by construction with a gain of 8,100 jobs. Most of the growth was in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and government, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The rates in North Dakota (2.3 percent) and Tennessee (3.6 percent) set new series lows. Other sectors losing jobs over the month were manufacturing; other services; and trade, transportation and utilities. In June, the Professional and Business Services sector gained 3,500 jobs in IN, while Private Educational and Health Services added another 3,000 jobs.

In Dillon County, the rate has dropped from 6.9 percent to 5.6 percent.



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