Iowa unemployment rate drops slightly to 3.1 percent

OC's unadjusted unemployment rate was 3.7% in March, unchanged from a revised 3.7% in February and below the 4.2% reported in the same period previous year, the state Employment Development Department said. Professional and business services is the biggest yearly net gainer at 18,800, followed by 11,600 in leisure and hospitality services, 10,700 in education and health services, and 8,600 in trade, transportation and utilities.

The U.S. unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 4.5 percent in March. For instance, the unemployment rate was lower among women than among men.

Illinois' unemployment rate did drop to 4.9 percent, the lowest level since June 2007.

Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday.

March's preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down from 3.2 percent in February and 3.7 percent a year ago.

The number of nonfarm payroll jobs was estimated at 623,000 in March, an all-time high.

People are moving to Colorado at an unprecedented rate, economists say it's part of the reason unemployment is so low and the housing market is so high.

ME officials say the state has reached its lowest unemployment rate on record. From 1976 to the present, the bureau has reported monthly rates for each state, the spokesman said.

The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance, a measure of new layoffs, rose by 712, or 2.9 percent, to 25,019 in March.

The release stated that private sector jobs had expanded with an over-the-year gain of about 46,200 jobs, while the public sector recorded an over-the-year loss of around 400 jobs.

The unemployment rate nationally in the accounting and finance field is 1 percent to 1.5 percent, Shine said, so finding candidates for clients seeking to hire is not simple. The labor participation rate is the percentage of all Georgia residents at least 16 years old who are in the labor force.

The next-highest unemployment rate in the country was Alaska, at 6.4 percent.

"In January, Mexico had seemed at risk of a recession in early 2017, even if Mexico's trade relations with the United States remained status quo, because of large increases in energy prices and interest rates, as well as sharp drops in business and consumer sentiment", he said.

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