March Unemployment Holds Steady, Labor Force Grows

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Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.

Statewide, the industries with the most job growth year over year were manufacturing and professional and business services.

The state's private sector helped it hold steady in March - adding 4,300 jobs, including a big boost in the trade, transportation and utilities sector.

The jobs level remained unchanged in Financial Activities.

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in March, the sixth straight month it came in at that figure.

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The number of jobs in Nebraska was up 3,180 in March over March 2016.

Unemployment Rate Stays at 3.5%.

The state unemployment rate decreased from 4.5 percent in February and was lower than the 5.1 percent rate in March 2017.

The labor force increased by 14,200 from 3,669,500 in February, as 13,000 more residents were employed and 1,200 more residents were unemployed over the month.

Okaloosa and St. Johns counties had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.0 percent, followed by Monroe County at 3.1 percent.