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State unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in March

State unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in March

The state's unemployment rate ticked up again in March, rising to 3.6 percent from February's 3.4 percent.

Almost a decade later, the state's rate is now down to 5.1 percent, that same figure from December 2007 before the job market would take a huge dive, with companies laying off masses of workers and putting future hiring on hold indefinitely. The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can't get full-time jobs. "This is the 56th consecutive month that job growth has outpaced the nation". And the leisure and hospitality sector reported 351,000 employed, down 900 from the previous month. The Governor and state economist Bill Anderson also want you to know Nevada has gone from the bottom of the job growth rankings to near the top in just six years.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16. It is up 7.4 percent or 5,400 jobs year-to-date. Year over year, new claims are down by 2,963 from 27,982.

Good news for job seekers in Georgia. Year over year, 131,000 jobs have been added to the Georgia economy.

The mining and logging sector gained 100 jobs in March 2017. This category includes establishments engaged in services that support the day-to-day activities of other organizations, including temporary employment services and payroll processing.

At the other end of the scale, the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in the Lawrence-Methuen-Salem area straddling the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, which witnessed a decline of 1.1 percent. Over the year, Construction has added 4,100 (+2.8%) jobs.

People attend a job fair in Hengshui, North China's Hebei province, Feb 13, 2017.

Information added 300 (+0.3%) jobs over the month. However, because of the small sample size, county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

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