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Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states, including Arkansas

Private sector employment decreased by 700 and government employment increased by 1,900 jobs in April.

In April past year, the statewide unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.

The industry posting the biggest jobs decline was professional and business services, which lost 3,000 jobs, to 215,700, down 1.4 percent. The state also added 1,200 jobs in that timeframe.

"Now is not the time to slow down our unrelenting efforts to bring more jobs and opportunities to our state", he said in a news release.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate continued its downward trend in April, reaching 3.2 percent, the lowest level the state has seen since February 2000.




There is usually good employment news in April, but April 2017 is the best in a long time. Of the counties bordering St. Johns, Clay County had the lowest rate at 3.6 percent, followed by Flagler (4.5) and Putnam (4.9). The next lowest is nearly a full percentage point lower than New Mexico's-Louisiana at 5.8 percent (Washington D.C. had an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent).

"For the fifth consecutive month the unemployment rate in Kansas dropped and is now at 3.7 percent" said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. The figures estimate there were 460,000 jobless Floridians in April - 25,000 fewer than a month earlier - out of a workforce that has grown over the past year by 371,000 to 10.14 million.

The number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 12,100 over the month to 2,945,300 and the number of people reporting themselves as employed increased 19,500 to 2,876,900. A recent survey by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida said 88 percent of Florida construction firms plan to increase hiring over the next six months and 84 percent anticipate experiencing more difficulty finding appropriately skilled labor. The last time the USA unemployment rate was below 4.4. percent was when it was at 4.3 percent in May 2001, Gedney said. The national unemployment rate has tumbled to 4.4 percent from 4.8 percent in January.

Three job sectors combined for a loss of 21,800 jobs year over year, led by a decline of 11,400 jobs in manufacturing. The private sector grew by 2.3 percent or 61,700 jobs, and the public sector increased by 2.6 percent, adding 14,800 jobs.

Duval County had a rate of 4.1 percent.

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