Washington County has lowest jobless rate in IL

  • Washington County has lowest jobless rate in IL

Washington County has lowest jobless rate in IL

The Mankato region continued an eight-month stretch of job gains in December with employers adding 967 jobs compared to a year earlier.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3 percent in December, tying the previous low point reached in 1999, according to data released by the Department of Workforce Development.

In the Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Duluth-Superior had a 2.1 percent over-the-year growth rate.

Labor Secretary Rosalin Acosta says it would mark the first time in 18 years that MA has seen a year-over-year increase in manufacturing employment.

The state saw "steady economic growth" throughout 2017, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta said. "Still, we have more work to do to connect all Minnesotans, specifically people of color, indigenous communities and people with disabilities, to employment and training opportunities to ensure that they succeed in today's economy". "In the last 12 months, Rhode Island has added 2,000 jobs in manufacturing and 2,100 jobs in construction". All three of the subsectors, professional, scientific and technical services; management of companies; and administrative and support and waste management gained positions over the month. Over the year, Financial Activities added 2,700 (+1.2%) jobs. Over the year, Leisure and Hospitality added 9,600 (+2.6%) jobs. The largest increases occurred in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by education and health services. Over the year, Other Services are up 3,900 (+2.8%) jobs.

Other Services lost 200 (-0.1%) jobs over the month. This sector has added 700 jobs or 3 percent since December 2016.

Trade, transportation and utilities employment decreased by 1,700 jobs from November 2017 to December 2017.

Government lost 100 (0.0%) jobs over the month. Within the sector, employment in health care and social assistance decreased by 900 jobs, while educational services increased by 500 jobs. Over the year, Government added 1,600 (+0.3%) jobs.