Vermont Unemployment Rate Low As Labor Shortage Builds

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

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

The state's unemployment rate in January 2018 is at record low 3,1%, state Department of Workforce Development reported.

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in January, matching the revised rate for December.

Locally, Emporia's jobless rate inched up from 3.4 percent in December to 3.6 percent in January.

Long Island was well below New York State's 5.1 percent rate, but also well above the 4.5 percent national rate.

The nation's businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, cutting the unemployment rate for black men and black women. The further lowering of the unemployment rate, however, meets with difficulties. In employment reports, the "labor force" number includes people who have jobs as well as unemployed people who are actively looking for work.

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Total nonfarm jobs were up by 200 from December.

When people stop looking for work, they are no longer considered unemployed for the goal of calculating the jobless rate, thus lowering the rate. The manufacturing sector added the most jobs in the state: 3,100.

Construction continued its hold on the top growth spot for jobs, increasing by 9.6 percent, or 4,100 jobs. "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".

The largest decline was in professional and business services, which lost 2,300 jobs.

All Wiregrass counties have jobless rates that are at least 1.4 percent below what they were at this time a year ago.

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