Economy

Indiana's January jobless rate edges down to 3.3 percent

Indiana's January jobless rate edges down to 3.3 percent

Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged from a revised 3.9 percent in December, with 397,000 Floridians out of work, out of a workforce of 10.2 million. The manufacturing sector added the most jobs in the state: 3,100.

South Carolina's jobless rate inched up slightly in January, even as the state's employment continued to rise. It's the third lowest January unemployment rate since 1990.

Cass County's jobless rate was the highest in the region for January.

ISTAT analysts saw an "expansive macroenonomic picture", with Italian gross domestic product (GDP) growing by 1.6 percent in 2017 year-on-year, lagging behind eurozone growth of 2.7 percent. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created almost 1.5 million jobs, which includes more than 144,000 in the past year.

Houston County's rate rose to 4.3 percent in January, well below of the 6.0 percent figure registered in January 2017. The number of unemployed Iowans fell to 48,300 in January from 49,300 in December. Growth was mostly centered in state and local government.

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For December to January, 3,505 individuals gained a job, while 407 exited the job market, for an overall increase to the labor force of 3,912.

The largest decline was in professional and business services, which lost 2,300 jobs.

The labor force data also does not distinguish how many workers are full time, temporary or part time, or how many jobs people are working.

Hawaii had the lowest state unemployment rate in the nation in January, at just 2.1 percent.