San Bernardino County's unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in May

Michele Moreno
June 17, 2017

D-FW's not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 percent in May.

The number of unemployed people in SC has dropped to fewer than 100,000.

That compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.2 percent for California and 4.1 percent for the nation during the same period, according to the EDD.

Neighboring Berkeley County saw no change in the jobless rate during the last month, holding steady at 3.3 percent.

Unemployment rates in Arkansas, Oregon and Washington fell because more residents in those states found jobs.

Energy drilling jobs had the most job growth, adding 6,000 jobs during the month.

The May rate was three-tenths of a point under the year-ago rate of 3.2 percent and remained well below the USA rate of 4.3 percent.

Oklahoma's unemployment rate remains stable.

Pennsylvania's rate is now seven-tenths of a point above the national average, which decreased in May to 4.3%.

From April to May, the data also show that the number of people either working or actively seeking work is down 950. The manufacturing sector lost an estimated 1,300 jobs and the construction industry lost 700 jobs. The state's jobless rate has not been that low since December 2000.

Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest point since March 2015, reaching 2.9 percent.

The largest private-sector percentage job gains over the year were in information; construction; professional, scientific, and business services; and education and health services.

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