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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in July, according to report

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Dexter Carr | 16 September, 2017, 00:43

July's unemployment rate was 3.1%. Alaska again held the worst-state title, with a jobless rate of 7.2 percent.

Unemployment rates were mostly down in August in the Central Valley, according to the state Employment Development Department.

The unemployment rate in Kansas escalated to 3.9 percent in August in response to manufacturing layoffs and a revision of government job estimates, officials said Friday.

The labor department says the unemployment rate in ME has been 4 percent or less for 23 months.

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Arkansas' nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,600 in August to total 1,241,200.

There were 1,028,920 jobs statewide, according to the Labor Department, more than 15,000 more than a year ago. If you are a job seeker, the Scripps Media Career and Job Fair will be held Tuesday at Abode Venue from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m at 1330 East Douglas in Wichita.

IDES spokesman Bob Gough said there also was a loss of 3,700 nonfarm jobs in August, based on data provided by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment in four sectors declined. Professional and business services added 5,100 jobs. Administrative and support services, a subsector that includes employment agencies, saw the biggest rise. Nondurable goods accounted for all of those gains.

Government reported the largest decline, down 1,500 jobs.

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