Kentucky's annual unemployment rate at lowest level since 2000


Employment in educational services was unchanged at 28,700 jobs in 2017, and declined by 3,000 jobs over the last 10 years.

Almost all Wiregrass counties experienced an increase of 0.7 or 0.8 percent in unemployment rates in January, according to figures the Alabama Department of Labor released Monday.

January unemployment estimates for other states in the region were 2.6 percent in New Hampshire, 2.9 percent in Vermont, 3.5 percent in MA, 4.5 percent in Rhode Island and 4.5 percent in CT, the department said. Both have stayed in place since then.

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And, with the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate has now been below the US rate for more than four years.

Governor Rick Scott focused on the 10,000 private sector jobs that the state added in January, which added to an annual job growth rate of 1.9 percent, outperforming the nationwide rate of 1.7 percent.

Although total employment increased, the number of people actively participating in the labor force increased by more. This compares with 351,959 in December and 386,875 in January of previous year. The jobless rate had reached 3.6 percent in November.

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The number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 7,100 to 2,693,900 jobs while total employment increased by 4,000 to 2,942,000, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimate of the number of employed Kentuckians for 2017 was 1,952,066. The January job gains were balanced with a reduction in the categories of real estate, retail trade, government, and transportation, warehousing and utilities.

The number of unemployed Kentuckians for 2017 was 100,302, down 2,819 from the 103,121 unemployed in 2016. The survey of 71,000 California businesses measures jobs in the economy. Other industries included in the sector are forestry; oil and gas extraction; and support activities for mining. The unemployment rate identifies those individuals who are out of work and are seeking employment.

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