Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly From July to August

Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly From July to August

Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly From July to August

But the commonwealth's unemployment rate remained above that of the United States, which rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

Arkansas' civilian labor force added 3,272, a result of 2,038 additional employed and 1,234 more unemployed Arkansans.

The 3 percent unemployment rate for August compares with a rate of 3.1 percent in July and 3.2 percent in August 2016.

The Massachusetts unemployment rate presently stands two-tenths of a percent below the national average.

The movement in the jobless rate mirrors the trend seen at the national level.

Since August 2016, Kansas lost 9,000 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 6,300 private sector jobs.

In Tulare County, the August unemployment rate was 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent in July but above 10.4 percent a year ago.

But the state is adding jobs. Expansions occurred in local (+1,600) and state (+1,500) government, as public educational facilities begin the new school year.

"From day one, a top priority of our administration has been growing our private sector and creating more jobs and we have made incredible progress", Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement. Employment in four sectors declined.

The heaviest demand for workers is in health care, retail, education and technology. Professional and business services added 5,100 jobs. Jobs in leisure and hospitality rose 4,600, largely in food services (+3,000). Nondurable goods accounted for all of those gains. Trade, transportation and utilities added 1,700, and construction added 1,600.

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