Published: Mon, July 24, 2017
Finance | By Laverne Griffith

Jobless claims show USA still creating jobs

Jobless claims show USA still creating jobs

Unemployment rates in Maui County increased on Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi from month before levels. The state's rate continues to be above the national rate of 4.4%, which increased one-tenth of a percentage point.

There were also 2,259 fewer people counted in the Kansas civilian labor force in June compared with May.

The unemployment rate for the Colorado Springs area and other cities across the state will be released August 3.

Last month 222,000 jobs were created, swelling payrolls to their second biggest tally this year.

Despite those losses, labor market economist Emily Doerksen said some positive trends have been evident in the service sector over the past year, including increases in average weekly hours worked and average hourly earnings.

The Wisconsin jobless rate has remained well below the national rate for 30 years - and the new figure is 1.3 percent below the U.S. rate for June of 4.1 percent.

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Professional and business services rose by 1,600 jobs, a 0.7 percent increase in June 2017.

Particularly since the unemployment rate dipped to the 4.3 percent to 4.5 percent range over the last few months, there's been a great deal of prattling on among assorted "experts" about the USA economy being at full employment. Others at the low end were St. Johns County at 3.3 percent and Okaloosa County at 3.4 percent. The only industry that lost jobs was construction (2,800 jobs).

Further, Florida's jobless rate is now below the nationwide rate of 4.4 percent.

Hendry County in rural Southwest Florida maintained the highest jobless figure, jumping from 6.6 percent in May to 9.4 percent in June.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent last week. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. Employment statistics undergo sharp fluctuations due to seasonal events, such as weather changes, harvests, holidays and school openings and closings.

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