San Diego County adds more than 11000 jobs in February

San Diego County adds more than 11000 jobs in February

San Diego County adds more than 11000 jobs in February

L.A. County's unemployment rate in February was 4.5 percent, unchanged from January amid broad-based job gains for the month, according to state figures released March 23.

Indiana's jobless rate is lower than the national average of 4.1 percent and is the 12th lowest nationwide, but remains in the middle of the pack for the Midwest.

Farm employment also increased by 400 jobs, from 7,900 to 8,300. Higher education and health services added another 2,200 jobs, led by increased employment at universities and professional schools. This was a result of 2,243 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 4,738 increase in residents employed.

Areas that lost jobs included financial activities, transportation, warehousing and utilities and educational and health services industries.

EDD said six of California's 11 industry sectors added a combined 23,500 jobs in February. The Illinois unemployment rate is down -0.4 percentage points from a year ago when it was 5.1 percent. Wisconsin's rate for February was 68.5 percent, according to the state agency.

"There was a very large downward revision to last year's job gains", he said.

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"That suggests new workers moving to the state taking jobs, as well as existing individuals who had dropped out of the labor force re-entering". The county gained 5300 jobs in professional and business services and 2900 in construction. "Last year had the weakest job growth of any year since the end of the Great Recession".

Mitch Kokai, policy analyst for conservative think tank John Locke Foundation, said "it's unclear whether the headline unemployment rate can drop much lower".

EDD put the Sacramento region's unemployment rate in February at 4.2 percent, also matching the January percentage.

Orange County's lowest-ever unemployment rate was 2.2% in December 1999. The labor force participation rate, the share of working age population employed and unemployed, was 65.4 percent.

The number of people counted as unemployed declined 4,239 to 149,720. On the losing side, local, state and federal governments shed a combined 6,200 workers last month.

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