Unemployment Drops Again in February

Unemployment Drops Again in February

Manufacturing also showed a gain of 5,400 jobs, or 2.4 percent growth, while professional and business services firms added 14,100 jobs, a 1.9 percent growth rate, over the 12-month period.

The rate in February was the lowest for the state since April 2008, when it was also 3.5 percent, the Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday.

In 1999 the unemployment rate in Wisconsin was at 3 percent which was the previous all-time low, prior to the report released Thursday.

Another survey of homes shows the number of people officially classified as unemployed in OH fell by about 9,000 in February to 271,000.

"It is great news that the unemployment rates continue to drop in Southwest Florida and that more Floridians are able to find a good job" said Scott. The state added, on average, 4,400 jobs per month from December through February, compared with 3,100 per month from September through November.

Areas that lost jobs included financial activities, transportation, warehousing and utilities and educational and health services industries. The number of people employed was up by 2,271, while the number unemployed decreased by 3,221.

Democrats have harped on Walker's failed 2010 promise to create 250,000 jobs in his first term, a milestone the state has still not reached, according to the latest federal data.

The state as a whole had almost 1,010,000 jobs in February, which was a little more than 2,500 more than a year ago, while the number of people employed was almost 981,000, which was 4,435 more than in February 2017.

DE has seen 0.2% in job growth during the past year while the nation has grown 1.6%. Other services includes repairs and maintenance, personal care services and religious organizations.

Overall employment in the state increased by 7,400 to 3,068,200, according to place of residence survey data.

Construction added 2,900 (+1.8%) jobs over the month. Estimates may not add up to the total labor force due to rounding.

Ohio's unemployment rate is at its lowest in almost 17 years.

The state Employment Development Department issued unadjusted figures for San Diego County which varied slightly from Reaser's calculations after adjusting for seasonal factors. As a result, the two statistics may exhibit different monthly trends.