CT added jobs in January, but unemployment rate stays the same

January unemployment rate sets new record low nearly 40,000 fewer unemployed			 0					By		Elizabeth Lauten

State officials announced Monday that the state's unemployment rate for January was 3.9 percent. Charleston County had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.0 percent. The Illinois unemployment rate is down -0.4 percentage points from a year ago when it was 5.2 percent. Coffee County's rate of 4.1 percent now is considerably less than the 5.9 percent rate tallied at the same point past year. Government employment was higher by 500 jobs.

Though the total unemployment level in SC rose by 2,299 people from December to January, Buoyea says the figure is still within the "steady range" expected by the state.

The number of people classified as unemployed declined to a seasonally adjusted 96,678, the lowest figure since February 2000.

Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 200 from December.

Afghan forces in Farah fight
The attack in Bala Buluk district comes two weeks after a similar assault by the Taliban on an army base in the same province. Afghanistan has seen a surge in attacks in recent months, with militants often targeting state security forces.

In 2016, there were 19.6 million blacks in the labor force, according to BLS.

New York City's rate fell to 4.6 percent from 5.0 percent, the lowest for a metropolitan area in the state.

"I am proud to announce that Florida businesses kicked off 2018 by creating more than 10,000 new jobs for families across the state in January" said Scott. Most of the hiring occurred in administrative and support services (+3,000), while management of companies decreased 1,300.

Fairfield County continued to have the highest unemployment rate at 10.1 percent.

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