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Indiana's unemployment rate rises to 3.8 percent in August

Indiana's unemployment rate rises to 3.8 percent in August

The unemployment rates in Boulder and Larimer counties remained below 2 percent for September, and they held steady in Weld and Broomfield counties from month to month, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's monthly jobs report released Friday.

Rhode Island lost 3,700 jobs from the revised August employment level of 498,800.

Jobless claims are also at lows not seen in a while.

The total number of unemployed, job-seeking Mainers in September was 26,100, down 1,500 from a year earlier, the department said. And a tight housing market has led to a high cost-to-income ratio, relative to almost every other state (Vermont 40th; Hawaii 50th; OH 1st, USNews.com). The seasonally adjusted rate factors influences such as weather, holidays and the opening and closing of schools. Needless to say, employers are looking for workers at all levels.

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Pennsylvania's civilian labor force was down 15,000 over the month to 6,414,000.

Nonfarm payrolls in the Land of Lincoln decreased by 10,800 jobs as compared to the previous month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The report says the September rate was half a percentage point under the year-ago rate of 3.3 percent. The changes to the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate were statistically significant in the seasonally-adjusted series. The national rate was down 0.2 percentage points from August.