Minnesota jobless rate dips to 3.8 percent in March; 5300 jobs added

In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 1,300 jobs in March 2017 compared to February 2017.

The unemployment rate in Arkansas continues to decline.

The Ohio jobless rate in March 2016 was 5 percent.

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How did buying patterns vary across the country? The median price in the Northeast was $260,800, which is 2.8% higher on the year. Recent gains in pending home sales, which lead existing-home sales by a few months, had signaled a rebound in existing sales.

But the city's unemployment rate was almost a whole percentage point lower than it was a year ago when it was 8.2 percent, according to data released Tuesday. Education and health service also saw a notable increase in new jobs over the past year with 5,600 new positions created. It fell below 4 percent in March 2015 and dipped below 3 percent this past October. Manufacturing (-5,800 jobs) was the only sector to report job losses. The largest increases occurred in administrative/support/waste services, local government, and state government. Jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities rose 2,300. The national growth rate was 1.7 percent.

The Economic Analysis and Labor Force Estimates are prepared by the Employment Security division's labor market information specialists.

The monthly report also suggests that South Carolina's job gains are settling into a relatively moderate pattern after blazing growth in 2016.

Tesla recalls 53000 vehicles over brake problems
The company told owners it believes less than 5 percent of the recalled vehicles could actually have a parking brake failure. The recall comes two weeks after Tesla Motors surged in value to overtake General Motors in market capitalization.

The unemployment rate in those states fell because more residents found work.

Leisure and Hospitality lost 400 jobs (-0.1%) over the month. Within the Leisure & Hospitality grouping, the job increases were evenly split between Accommodation and Food Services & Drinking Places.

Statewide, 677,700 were employed and 19,100 unemployed in March for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 696,800.

Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'
Tom Brady isn't visiting the White House with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, April 19th. There were other reasons for player absences, however.

The Commonwealth's over-the-year employment increased by 1.2 percent and has maintained positive growth for 36 consecutive months, according to the news release.

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