Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3 percent in June

The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4 percent in June.

Even though 20,400 residents left the labor force in June, the decrease in employment raised Illinois' unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from May.

Virginia's unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent in June.

"South Carolina is working and almost 46,000 of our citizens obtained jobs in the a year ago", said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

Orangeburg County had the fifth-highest unemployment rate among South Carolina's 46 counties in June. Jobs have grown by 0.9 percent since June 2016; meanwhile, jobs growth for the rest of the country is around 1.6 percent.

"South Carolina is working and almost 46,000 of our citizens obtained jobs in the previous year", S.C. DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton said.

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Colorado and North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rates in June, 2.3 percent each.

The number of unemployed Californians was 900,000 in June - up by 2,000 over the month, but down by 145,000 compared with June of past year.

The biggest increase occurred in the leisure and hospitality industry, which added 7,400 jobs to reach a total of 407,500.

Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and ambulatory health care services, 2,500. Other sectors losing jobs over the month were manufacturing; other services; and trade, transportation and utilities.

Among Marin municipalities, Corte Madera had the lowest jobless rate: 2.1 percent.

Three industry sectors posted job declines over the year, down a total of 12,600 jobs. The June rate dropped to 4 percent from 4.1 percent in May. That is down from 6.9 percent past year.

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