Job growth is up while unemployment falls in Florida, South Florida

The April numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday showed the state's unemployment rate of 6.7 percent remains far above the national unemployment rate of 4.4 percent and almost three-times the unemployment rate of Colorado, at 2.3 percent.

The unemployment rate in MA went up to 3.9 percent in April from 3.6 percent in March, while the unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate at 4.4 percent. The division reports metrics and contextual information as it relates to employment, income, and population in Tennessee.

The labor force participation rate in MA, or the number of residents 16 or older who worked or were unemployed and actively looking for work in the last four weeks, moved up slightly, reaching 66.5 percent in April.

Statewide - Oregon's unemployment rate edged down to 3.7 percent in April from 3.8 percent in March, reaching a new record low since comparable records began in 1976.

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This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.5 percent for California and 4.1 percent for the nation during the same period.

The region's unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor said Colorado and OR reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. One year ago, unemployment in Escambia County was 4.7 percent.

Just when you thought Weld County's unemployment rate couldn't drop any lower, it did.

The state has added an estimated 76,500 jobs since April 2016. A recent survey by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida said 88 percent of Florida construction firms plan to increase hiring over the next six months and 84 percent anticipate experiencing more difficulty finding appropriately skilled labor. It is the state's lowest unemployment rate since November 2007, Scott said.

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Even as there were more employed Georgians, the state lost 2,800 jobs in April, dropping to a total of 4.47 million. In April 2016, the county had a labor force of 477,947 and 19,780 were unemployed. The other eight states with lower jobless rates were Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

"50,000 more Alabamians are working now compared to a year ago".

Trade, transportation and utilities had the biggest loss with 800 positions gone.

"At the current sub-par rate of job growth in OH during April, 2017, it will take OH almost three years to recover the jobs that OH previously lost during the 2000s recession".

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Putnam County's 4.9 percent rate is the highest in the area and eighth highest in the state.

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