Kansas unemployment increases to 3.9 percent in August

Kansas unemployment increases to 3.9 percent in August

Kansas unemployment increases to 3.9 percent in August

But the commonwealth's unemployment rate remained above that of the United States, which rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.4 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

Year-over-year, there was an overall gain 265,100 jobs, a 1.6 percent increase.

Sacramento County's preliminary, non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in August, matching the July percentage. In August, the USA jobless rate stood at 4.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from July but down five-tenths of a percentage point from August 2016.

The state also saw private sector employment decrease by 5,200 and total nonfarm payrolls were down by 8,800, according to place of work data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Kurrle estimated in August that Vermont employers have more than 4,000 job openings to fill, half in the greater Burlington metro area.

Economist Emilie Doerksen said nonfarm employment grew by 800 jobs last month and the service-providing sector added almost 2,000 jobs. The largest increase was a gain of 2,100 leisure & hospitality jobs, pushing the supersector to a new record high for the third consecutive month. Trade, transportation and utilities added the most jobs in August at 1,400, while jobs in other services grew the fastest at 2.9 percent. Seven major industry sectors added jobs, with four adding 3,300 or more jobs each. Those were offset by the loss of 4,600 professional and business services jobs and 1,300 in financial activities.

Department analysts classified 5,272 of Idaho's 24,000 online job postings for August as hard-to-fill.

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