Norfolk Area Unemployment Rate Drops Again in July

In Lincoln, the unemployment rate dropped from 2.8% in June to 2.7% in July.

Braun, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, says in a statement that Indiana's unemployment rate "continues to be both at near-record lows". Nebraska added more than 14,000 jobs in the 12-month period between July 2016 and July 2017, with almost 1,300 additional jobs in manufacturing.

California's unemployment rate also increased in July, ticking up from 4.7 to 4.8 percent, even though California's employers added 82,600 non-farm payroll jobs during the month.

"Several industry sectors have seen positive growth trends over the past few years".

The national jobless rate was 4.3 percent in July.

Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one percentage point from 3.4 percent. That measure, many economists' top labor market indicator, was above July 2016 and at its highest level since mid-2008. Leisure and hospitality added 433 jobs with other services growing by 355 jobs.

Weld County's unemployment rate has sunk to 2.4 percent, slightly lower than June, but more than a full percentage point since the same time a year ago.

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