NC Unemployment up in January

Initial jobless claims dip

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Valdosta's unemployment rate in January was 5.5 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in December, according to a press release.

January unemployment rates fell in 205 of the nation's 388 metropolitan areas, rose in 147 areas and were unchanged in 36.

Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ended March 11 trickled down to an advance figure of 241,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's seasonally adjusted unrevised level of 243,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. "The Kansas portion, which had 43 percent of the area's workforce, gained 2,000 jobs (0.4 percent) since January 2016". Job losses came in the service industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing, and education and health services, along with government.

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Despite the uptick, the rate of unemployment was still lower than the region's 4.2 percent unemployment rate a year ago. All of the job growth came in the service industries. In January 2016, the rate was also 7.1 percent.

The labor force, which consists of employed residents and those who are unemployed, but actively looking for jobs, grew by 1,184 to 63,356.

Jobless rates across Pennsylvania ranged from 3.4 percent in Chester County to 7.1 percent in Fayette County.

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New unemployment claims are compiled weekly based on the number of workers who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time. Over the year, the number of people in the labor force increased by 10,259, as the number of employed grew by 9,236 and the number of unemployed increased by 1,023. (Karen Lentz/MEDILL) Continuing claims in IL were up 2,282 for the week ended February 25 from the previous week, but down by 6,980 from a year ago.

The Metro area with the highest unemployment rate is Rocky Mount, and Asheville had the lowest rate at 4.6 percent.

Decreases in new claims are typically an indication of an improving labor market as fewer individuals are losing jobs. In January, 513 new job openings in Dalton were posted on Employ Georgia.

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