Unemployment rises in Jefferson County

29 December, 2017, 03:53 | Author: Hope Soto
  • C.O. sees fewer Nov. job losses than normal

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says our rate went from 4.8 per cent a year ago, to 3.9 per cent in November.

According to records from ODJFS, the unemployment rate is the lowest since October 2000, when the unemployment estimate was at 3.6 percent.

Auglaize County's unemployment rate has dropped.2 percent. During the same period a year ago Chambers County had 775 residents out of work. Job losses continue to be concentrated in government (-120 jobs). Total private employment stands at 2,690,600 and is 13,700 above the November 2016 peak. Most broad industry sectors continued to add jobs over the past year headlined by strong gains in construction, professional and business services, and manufacturing. The state's area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, according to the report, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in NY state each month.

Hancock County's unemployment rate declined in November to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent in October.

Morgan County's unemployment rate last month was 3.6 percent, fourth lowest statewide, which was up three-tenths of 1 percent from 3.3 percent the month before.

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Unemployment rates increased in all 55 counties.

The preliminary November rates reflect another recent jobs report that found that this region added 600 jobs during November, breaking a two-month decline in both September and October.

The unemployment rate in Allen County dropped from 4.5 percent in October to 4.2 percent in November. The rate is an improvement from the November 2016 rate of 6.9 percent. "We are working with other state agencies, like the Department of Economic and Community Development, to create jobs and qualified workforces in those distressed counties".

Although the number of people who were unemployed in November has not gone down, there were 1,163 jobs available within 10 miles of Lima on Wednesday afternoon, according to OhioMeansJobs.com.

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