Unemployment rates decrease from previous year in north country

Unemployment rates decrease from previous year in north country

Unemployment rates decrease from previous year in north country

Greene County, at 5.1 percent joblessness, was ranked seventh, with joblessness falling from 5.7 percent in March of a year ago.

According to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in March, which was 0.8 percent lower than February.

The March rate was 9.3 percent in Pend Oreille County and 9.4 percent in Stevens County.

Unemployment in Mason County continues to decline, according to the latest statistics. A total of 670 people was looking for work in March, down 17.4 percent from February (down 30.8 percent since March 2016).

More people were hired in the month of March and local unemployment numbers are showing that.

Spokane County continues to have about 4,000 more jobs than at this time past year, Tweedy said.

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Among adjoining OH counties, the county's jobless rate was higher than Stark (5.6 percent) and Carroll (6.5 percent), but lower than Mahoning (8.7 percent) and Jefferson (7.8 percent).

Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates fell in 86 of the state's counties in 2016 compared to 2015. This placed Gallia 20th out of 88 counties, in terms of unemployment. Meanwhile, the number of employed dropped from 99,000 to 97,800. Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,100 over the month, from a revised 5,522,800 in February to 5,518,700 in March 2017.

A private manufacturing survey of Chinese companies by IHS Markit and Caixin have shown a mixed employment picture, with factories still shedding jobs, but at a slower pace, while services companies have been adding workers since mid-2016.

Employment in Benton County grew by 560 jobs over the past year for a 1.3 percent increase.

The Albany area has added 770 jobs over the past year, for a 1.8 percent increase.

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