California's 2017 June Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.7 Percent - Matches Record Low

Lucy Bush
July 23, 2017

Unemployment rates in Maui County increased on Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi from month before levels.

"We are pleased to see Indiana's unemployment rate go lower this past month and stay at its lowest levels since the mid-1990s", Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Steven J. Braun said. The national unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent.

Colorado and North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rates in June, 2.3 percent each.

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Utah, Florida and Georgia also saw faster than normal job gains over the past year. Indiana's construction industry, however, lost 900 jobs last month, during the traditional height of the construction season.

Between May and June, San Diego added 3,100 jobs in bars and restaurants, while the arts, entertainment, and recreation category grew by 1,500 positions. "Despite a slight increase in unemployment, labor market fundamentals remain strong, with total year-over-year employment up 2 percent".

This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.9 percent for California and 4.5 percent for the nation during the same period.

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Five industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a total of 22,900 jobs.

Texas, California and Florida have added the most new jobs in the a year ago, continuing a trend that began at the depths of the recession. The revision was driven by larger-than-reported employment in six sectors, most significantly trade, transportation and utilities (revised upward by 3,200 jobs), professional and business services (revised upward by 3,100 jobs), and leisure and hospitality (revised upward by 2,100 jobs).

It's near the state's record low of 2.9 percent unemployment in the late 1990s. That is down from 6.9 percent a year ago.

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