Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

San Diego's unemployment drops to 3.7%

The comparable estimates for the nation were 4.1 percent in October, 4.2 percent in September and 4.8 percent in October 2016.

While the 0.9 percent growth rate was modest compared to the rates of 1 to 2 percent as of a year or two ago, Smith said that number doesn't give the complete picture.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Thursday that the unemployment rate dipped by 0.1 percentage points to 4.9-percent in October and non-farm payrolls increased by +3,400 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was 4.7 percent the month before.

More and more of your neighbors are finding work and it's setting a new employment record in SC.

"The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce has done its part in relieving businesses' tax burden by saving businesses almost $700 million in unemployment insurance taxes since 2013".

Gin said as the county comes closer to full employment it becomes harder for businesses to recruit as the pool of workers to chose from shrinks.

The county's two largest cities - Los Angeles and Long Beach - posted unemployment rates of 4.6 percent and 4.8 percent respectively. South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County earlier this year.

When adjusted for seasonal swings, the October unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, down from 4.1 percent in September, Reaser said.

Charleston County had the state's lowest rate at 3.1 percent.

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