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Unemployment rate in NJ ticks up to 4.5%

Unemployment rate in NJ ticks up to 4.5%

CT lost 3,900 jobs in August compared with July employment numbers, according to the state Labor Department, though the state's unemployment rate last month fell by two-tenths of a point.

July's unemployment rate was 3.1%.

August's one tenth-of-a-percent decline was the sixth consecutive monthly decrease in the unemployment rate and is a result of the first substantial increase to Idaho's labor force since February.

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas unemployment rate and 3.9%. The unemployment rate was 4 percent a year ago.

On a month-over basis, nonfarm employment dropped by 300 jobs while farm employment increased by 1,700 jobs.

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Unemployment in the state's 17 labor markets range from a low of 2.5 percent in White River Junction and Burlington to 4.8 percent in Derby. The Labor Department says the Norfolk area's labor force fell by nearly 400 people, which translated to 326 fewer people employed.

Since August 2016, Kansas lost 9,000 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 6,300 private sector jobs.

"August's job gains are the second-highest in the past seven years", said Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz.

Private employers still have added 42,400 jobs over the past year. Gains in those sectors offset losses in the leisure and hospitality and private, educational and health services.