Kansas unemployment rate lowest since 2000

Javier Howell
November 18, 2017

The unemployment rate in Grand Island edged up a tenth of a percent to 2.4% last month.

The unemployment rate remains the same at 3.9 percent, according to the Department of Workforce.

Unemployment in Nebraska remains well under the national unemployment rate of 4.1%. That's down from 3.7 percent in September and 3.9 percent a year ago, state labor officials say.

She says apprenticeships have helped millions of people develop skills needed for good jobs. Private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, decreased by 1,700 from the previous month. The rate stood at 4.2 percent in August.

Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in almost 17 years.

"The low unemployment rate and job gains are indicators of the ongoing strength of the economy in MA".

Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest jobless rate at 2.6 percent, and Wilcox County in western Alabama is highest at 8.9 percent.

Across the state, job gains were recorded in the leisure and hospitality industry (1,000), construction (800) and information (200).

Unemployment fell significantly in both the Lincoln area and in the state as a whole.

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