Iowa unemployment rate holds steady at 2.9 percent

Illinois Payrolls Rise, Unemployment Dips in February

Illinois Payrolls Rise, Unemployment Dips in February

Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate held steady at 2.1 percent during February, the department said.

The labor force increased by 10,000 from 3,659,600 in January, as 9,500 more residents were employed and 500 more residents were unemployed over the month.

TurkStat also said the labor force participation rate (LFPR) was 52.8 percent with a 0.8 percentage point annual hike - marking 31.6 million people in labor force.

The industry with the best job growth over the year in the Naples area was construction with 600 new jobs.

Over the year ended in February, the state added 48,700 jobs, with the greatest gains in manufacturing; leisure and hospitality; and government.

The state's jobless rate was 3.4 percent one year ago.

French ex-Prez Sarkozy held in Libya funding probe
The former president, 63, was allowed home at midnight on Tuesday but had to return to police custody at 8am on Wednesday. Such a sum would be more than double the legal campaign funding limit at the time of €21 million (NZ$36 million).

California's ever-shrinking unemployment rate hit another record low in February. Over the year, Other Services are up 2,600 (+1.9%) jobs.

Due to places like the Job Center in Marathon County that help people find their career paths, the unemployment rate could continue to go down.

The agency's monthly report showed there were 8,000 more unemployed people than in January to total 438,000, as 4,000 people quit and another 4,000 lost temporary jobs. Construction jobs had peaked at 95,100 in January 2006 and bottomed out at 53,700 in January 2011.

EDD said California has gained more than 2.87 million jobs since economic expansion began in February 2010.

The unemployment rate for Hispanics fell from 4 percent to 3.3 percent over the month, according to the department's analysis.

Government added 600 (+0.1%) jobs over the month. "That plus our restraints on immigration at the national level have produced a smaller labor force growth than expected (compared to predictions), and despite the rapid growth of high-end jobs in Madison". "The first two months of 2018 are a welcome departure from these trends". Over-the-month initial claims and weeks claims also declined by -16.1% and -6.5% respectively in February 2018.

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