NC unemployment rate stuck again in January at 4.5 percent


Indiana's unemployment rate ended at 3.3 percent for December which was lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.

The number of Iowans without jobs decreased to 48,300 in January from 49,300 in December.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Monday that the state's unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from the December rate.

Employment in Maryland mirrored the national trend, with the US unemployment rate in January unchanged from the previous month at 4.1 percent. Both have stayed in place since then.

The department says the January rate also remained well below the US rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent.

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The number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 7,100 to 2,693,900 jobs while total employment increased by 4,000 to 2,942,000, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The size of the local labor force also declined in January, but there were 231 more people counted as unemployed than there were in January.

In Broward County, construction jobs grew 6.9 percent over the year, which was faster than statewide growth, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Jobless rates were stable in 44 states, while unemployment fell in six states and Washington January. The county added 9,400 jobs, or 0.8 percent over the year.

The state reported that the number of people working in SC in January was again above 2.2 million.

In February, the US economy added 313,000 new payroll jobs, the biggest single monthly increase since July 2016.