New Mexico's unemployment rate is down, with the Department of Workforce Solutions reporting that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in January.
Delaware's unemployment rate stands at 4.4%, while the nation's is 4.1%. The commonwealth's rate stayed above the USA rate of 4.1 percent, which was also unchanged in February.
The private sector recorded an over-the-year gain of 36,500 jobs, while the public sector lost 200. The three industry sectors with the largest payroll declines were: Leisure and Hospitality (-2,900); Education and Health Services (-1,800); and Other Services (-900). An estimated 4,728 more Hoosiers found work, and 2,243 stopped seeking jobs.
The manufacturing sector and the transportation, warehousing and utilities sector both gained a modest 100 jobs.
EDD said six of California's 11 industry sectors added a combined 23,500 jobs in February.
TurkStat also said the labor force participation rate (LFPR) was 52.8 percent with a 0.8 percentage point annual hike - marking 31.6 million people in labor force. Wisconsin's rate for February was 68.5 percent, according to the state agency.
According to the report, seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals are at historical lows as well.
However, the state's falling unemployment rate hasn't translated to better performance in job growth compared to other states. The job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers.
Walden said the current stagnant pattern - the rate has been between 4.4 percent and 4.8 percent the past 12 months - "reflects the labor force rising at the same rate as employment is rising". The lowest rate was 1.4 percent in Solana Beach and the highest, 6.9 percent in the Bostonia area of El Cajon.
DE counted 457,100 non-farm jobs in January and 456,800 in February.
IL officials last week announced the state had achieved a long-awaited milestone when data revisions revealed it surpassed its prior peak employment level, set in September 2000, last June.