Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University, said the rate increases likely came from "individuals moving back into the labor force and looking for jobs - and therefore being classified as unemployed until they find a job".
Maryland gained almost 13,000 jobs in January as the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Monday. The Illinois unemployment rate is down -0.4 percentage points from a year ago when it was 5.2 percent.
January employment data for Indiana Counties, Cities and MSAs will be available Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at noon (EST) pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. This was unchanged from December and down from 3.9 percent in January 2017. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, the labour force participation rate is 1.7 percentage points higher. That's lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created almost 1.5 million jobs, which includes more than 144,000 in the a year ago. The state lost jobs in the government and financial activities sectors and experienced little change in manufacturing.
The number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 7,100 to 2,693,900 jobs while total employment increased by 4,000 to 2,942,000, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Not entirely, say state officials because the labor force is not growing fast enough to meet demand.
The report incorporates annual benchmark revisions for nonfarm payrolls as well as labor force statistics. Whereas, in quarterly terms, total employment increased with 0.9 % compared to the third quarter of 2017.
An individual who exhausts or is ineligible for benefits is still reflected in the unemployment rate if he or she actively seek work.
The number of people employed in any given county reflects only the number of people living in that county, holding jobs.
The federal household survey, done with a smaller sample than the survey of employers, shows an increase in the number of employed Californians over the month and the year.