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Illinois Unemployment Rate Increased Slightly In August

Unemployment payrolls and labor force down in Pa

Though the rate is still.5 percent lower than it was in August 2016, it's a slight increase from the 4.2 percent recorded in July, the state department of Labor and Workforce Development said.

Statewide, the August unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in July.

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas unemployment rate and 3.9%.

Connecticut's August unemployment rate was the highest among the six New England states, and higher than the USA unemployment rate in August of 4.4 percent.

"Total nonfarm job estimates for Kansas increased by 800 jobs in August".

Unemployment in the state's 17 labor markets range from a low of 2.5 percent in White River Junction and Burlington to 4.8 percent in Derby.

Maryland labor officials say Maryland outpaced nationwide employment growth by a factor of five in August. Maryland ranked third in the nation in employment increase by percentage, with a 0.5. That is the second longest such stretch in more than 40 years. Growth occurred in seven major industry sectors, with four adding 3,300 or more jobs, each. As a result, job gains over the year stand at 6,000. Gains in those sectors offset losses in the leisure and hospitality and private, educational and health services. It was down from 5.4 percent in August 2016.