Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

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"Our state has the potential to be the most competitive in the nation", said Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Director Sean McCarthy.

Unemployment rates on the island of Maui also dropped to 2.8%, down from month and year before levels.

But the city's unemployment rate was almost a whole percentage point lower than it was a year ago when it was 8.2 percent, according to data released Tuesday.

The construction industry carried the state in March, boosting payrolls by 18,900, according to figures released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department.

So far this year, the Labor Dept. says Kansas has added 3,600 seasonally adjusted, non-farm jobs and 4,600 jobs since this time last year.

The federal Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33.

Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs
With two open roster spots, Cleveland re-signed G Dahntay Jones for the playoffs and Tavares, who got a two-year deal. The Raptors have higher expectations this spring, and Lowry is eager to get started.

In March, unemployment in Tennessee was at 5.1 percent, down.2 percent from February and.1 percent from January. "We remain focused on fostering an employment environment where businesses can grow and create jobs while having access to workers with the skills and training needed to fill them".

On the year: The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point from 4.1 percent in March 2016. The jobless rate for Black women fell from 7.1 percent to 6.6 percent in March. Professional and business services added 5,800 jobs, with gains posted in all three subsectors. Leisure and hospitality added 2,800 jobs, mostly in accommodation and food services (+2,300).

DWD highlighted the state's gain of 25,100 nonfarm jobs from March 2016 to March 2017, including 22,100 private sector jobs. Jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities rose 2,300. Manufacturing (-5,800) was the only sector to report job losses.

Total non-farm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1 percent (plus-60,600) from last March while nationally jobs were up 1.5 percent. And the leisure and hospitality sector reported 351,000 employed, down 900 from the previous month.

People attend a job fair in Hengshui, North China's Hebei province, Feb 13, 2017.

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