Kansas jobless rate flat from December to January

Unemployment in Albania drops

Governor Rick Scott focused on the 10,000 private sector jobs that the state added in January, which added to an annual job growth rate of 1.9 percent, outperforming the nationwide rate of 1.7 percent.

North Carolina's jobless picture has been above the national average most of the previous year.

Annual benchmarking of the state's employment data showed North Carolina made little statistical progress with the jobless rate during 2017.

Nationwide, Alaska had the highest unemployment rate at 7.3 percent, while Hawaii's was the lowest at 2.1 percent. Both have stayed in place since then.

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9 percent in January after an upward revision to the December 2017 rate.

Self-employed people, like proprietors or independent contractors, are not accounted for in unemployment figures, however.

In December, state officials announced there 369,000 people without jobs out of a workforce of 10.1 million.

Maryland's low unemployment should lead to wage growth and improved. "When companies come here, that's the number one question they ask - do you have a labor force? and we're able to provide that labor force for them". There were no big winners other than construction, with a 1 percent gain (28,600) jobs. Hendry County has finally lost its title, held for years (after Flagler held it) as the county with the most unemployment: it's been replaced by Citrus, at 6 percent, followed by Sumter at 5.9 percent. The January job gains were balanced with a reduction in the categories of real estate, retail trade, government, and transportation, warehousing and utilities. Florida remains below the national mark of 4.1 percent.

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