• Pennsylvania jobless rate hits 18-year low; payrolls slip

    28 days ago - By Philly

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate hit a nearly two-decade low in August, even as payrolls slipped below July's record high.
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  • BLS: Unemployment Rates in Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington at New Lows

    BLS: Unemployment Rates in Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington at New Lows

    28 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary
    Unemployment rates were lower in August in 13 states, higher in 3 states, and stable in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Eleven states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier and 39 states and the District had little or no change. The national unemployment rate was unchanged from July at 3.9 percent but was 0.5 percentage point lower than in August 2017.
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    Hawaii had the lowest unemployment rate in August, 2.1 percent. The rates in Idaho , Oregon , South...
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  • Georgia unemployment falls below national rate

    Georgia unemployment falls below national rate

    28 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Georgia's unemployment rate last month dipped below the national number for the first time in 11 years, state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler said Thursday.
    The August unemployment rate of 3.8 percent - down 0.1 percent from July - is approaching the state's record low of 3.4 percent set in 2000. By comparison, the national rate is 3.9 percent.
    “This is a true milestone for us,” said Butler. “As a state that's seen its workforce expand very quickly, it should be hard for us to...
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