Georgia jobless rate drops to 4.9 percent in May

Jun 17, 2017, 06:42
Georgia jobless rate drops to 4.9 percent in May

The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in April 2017. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the state's highest jobless rate during May at 7.5 percent, TWC officials said. The number of people counted as unemployed also dropped, by 660 from a month ago and more than 2,800 from a year ago.

Houston fared well too, bringing its annual job growth rate up to 1.5 percent.

Most of the May job losses - 1,300 jobs - came in the private sector, in industries such as manufacturing, financial activities, education, and leisure and hospitality.

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Alaska lost about 6,000 jobs between May 2016 and last month, according to the state Labor Department.

OC in added a net 3,800 jobs year-over-year, led by 3,700 in construction and 3,100 in professional and business services.

Zeller said the growth in government jobs in May was promising. As the number of employed residents rose, the number of jobless residents declined by 6,021 to 246,348.

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Non-farm employment in the Norfolk area saw steady growth again, though, gaining 93 jobs in May.

Over the previous year, the local economy has added 2,800 jobs, boosting countywide employment to a record 211,700. "They may be looking for a different job, but they haven't quit the one they already have". "Anyone interested in finding work in Vermont - young or old - should contact their local American Job Center to learn about current employment and training opportunities available". There were 17,300 more unemployed people over the year compared to May 2016.

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