Weld County unemployment rate remains unchanged

22 October, 2017, 01:53 | Author: Nina Hammond
  • The rise in the Indiana unemployment rate over the last two months is the biggest jump since the recession

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in September, down from 3.9 percent in August and down from 4.3 percent in September 2016.

That's the third lowest in the state, behind Boulder and Fort Collins' 1.9 percent, according to the survey of households.

But the Nebraska Department of Labor says the number is less a reflection of more people being hired as it is having less available workers.The Norfolk area actually lost 136 jobs over the last month.

Most of the jobs added last month were in government.

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Interestingly, no sectors in Weld County had any over-the-year losses, and all industries either added jobs or remained the same as 2016. It remains below the national unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. At 24 consecutive months, ME is experiencing the second-longest sustained period in over 40 years with an unemployment rate of 4 percent or lower, it said.

The state gained 5,900 private sector jobs between August and September. Construction and manufacturing saw job losses over the year. The New England unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent.

Unemployment dropped to its lowest point since February 2001 and now stands at 3.9 percent across the state, down from 4 percent in August according to the report.

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