Kentucky's jobless rate stays at 5 percent in March

The state's labor force participation rate is 64.5 percent, which remains higher than the national rate of 63 percent, according to the DWD. The government's portion of nonfarm jobs was 16 percent, which was the lowest share on record. Since the beginning of this year, the state's unemployment rate has decreased by six-tenths of a percentage point.

The agency says Indiana's workforce increased by almost 6,100 people in March to more than 3.32 million people. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. The year-ago rate was 5 percent.

Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly in March to 3.1 percent.

Nationwide, employers added just 98,000 jobs in March, far below January and February's totals. Liu added it could increase aggregate demand, directly or indirectly, and stimulates the economy and employment.

Georgia has gained more than 131,000 jobs since March 2016.

The commonwealth's March 2017 unemployment rate also is seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than the national rate for that month, 4.5 percent.

Nationally, the jobless rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March from 4.7 percent in February.

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The document stated China faced "intensified structural conflicts" in the current job market, and urged employment to be placed as a top policy priority, while addressing new challenges.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, the same as the previous month.

The largest decrease occurred in the trade and transportation sector, which posted a loss of 5,800 jobs.

Financial Activities added 2,500 (+1.1%) jobs over the month.

The government will continue to encourage entrepreneurship and help small enterprises thrive as key ways to create more jobs, by building more start-up industrial parks and incubation bases, along with more tax policy bonus for start-ups. "Unfortunately, no sign of this theoretical possibility has shown up in the data yet".

"Today's release shows Wisconsin continuing to experience positive workforce and economic growth under the vision and leadership of Gov. Scott Walker", said DWD Secretary Ray Allen. The U-6 rate considers not only the unemployed population in the official U-3 unemployment rate, but also "the underemployed and those not looking but wanting a job".

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