Colorado unemployment dips even more; lowest in 4 decades

Jobs growth likely to remain under pressure with consumer showing a reluctance to spend up big

Jobs growth likely to remain under pressure with consumer showing a reluctance to spend up big

A labour report released by the labour bureau shows that while the economy is growing a 7%, jobs increased by 1.1% previous year, which means that the government has been facing a growing employment crisis across the country.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March and 5 percent in April 2016. "Simultaneously, the United States of America national job growth rate slowed to 1.51%".

The region's unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April.

The strongest private sector job gains came in nondurable goods manufacturing, which added 3,100 jobs.

"Jacksonville-area businesses created 19,000 jobs over the year in April, which means thousands more Floridians have opportunities to get great jobs and provide for their families", Gov. Rick Scott said. Since April 2016, that rate has increased by 1.5 percent, according to a release from the state. Lake County impoved to 4 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in March.

The state said that was due to a revised gain of 22,800 jobs in March.

Unemployment rates were lower than the statewide average in all three metro areas: Portland-South Portland (2.5 percent), Lewiston-Auburn (3.0 percent), and Bangor (3.3 percent).

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2017 was 4.4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. All northwest Kansas counties has unemployment rates below 4 percent, with most posting rates below 3 percent. The number of employed people increased to more than 2.2 million. The state adjusts jobless data, for example, for changes in seasonal workers in the Sunshine State's agricultural industry.

The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford market recorded the largest job loss, down 1,000 positions, while the Norwich-New London-Westerly and Waterbury markets also lost positions in April.

Alabama's unemployment rate is still well above the national rate, which is 4.4 percent.

Arkansas' unemployment rate is 0.9 of a percentage point below the national average. Rates declined over the year in all counties.

Over the past two years, New Mexico has consistently been among the states with the highest unemployment rate.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood and Vestavia Hills at 2.9 percent, Hoover at 3.1 percent, and Alabaster at 3.2 percent.

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