Department of Employment Releases Statement on New Job Numbers

NM unemployment still second-worst in US

NM unemployment still second-worst in US

Meanwhile, Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in December, down from 6 percent a year earlier.

Hancock County's unemployment rate was tied with Madison County for fifth-lowest rate in the state.

Estimates of the state's labor force participation rate - a measure of how many working-age Mainers are either working or actively seeking a job - increased from 62 percent in late 2015 to around 64 percent last fall. The total employment number in New Mexico is poised to reach over 880,000 for the first time since February 2009.

Bamberg County's rate was 6.7 percent in November. It was 4.7 percent the month before.

NM unemployment still second-worst in US
Local jobless rate grows slightly in December

The Capital Region's unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 4.2 percent of the workforce. "With almost 63,000 jobs available across the state, DEW is preparing our residents, including those with barriers to employment, to be able to succeed in those jobs", said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. Trade, transportation and warehousing dropped by 300 jobs, and the retail portion was unchanged over the month.

Jobless rates increased in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties last month, the Ohio Job and Family Services Department reported.

The jobless rate in Lewis County fell nearly one percent from 7.6 percent in December 2016 to 6.8 percent last month. Over the year since December 2016, the Labor Force fell by 11,800.

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Jason Holman said he had "absolutely no comment" when reached by phone Friday afternoon at a Whitby Tim Hortons. Other groups present at the protest in Toronto were Labour Toronto & York Region Council and $15 & Fairness .

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