In total, 19 states had unemployment rates lower than the USA figure of 4.4 percent, 5 states and theDistrict of Columbia had higher rates, and 26 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
The number of unemployed people in SC dropped in June by 4,816 to 91,710, the lowest level since February 2001. The year-over change, June 2016 to June 2017, shows an increase of 261,400 jobs (up 1.6 percent).
During June, Virginia's labor force expanded for the 15th consecutive month to 4.31 million, a new record.
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 2.7% for the fourth successive month.
The U.S. unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point in June to 4.4 percent, with employers nationwide adding 222,000 nonfarm payroll jobs.
The bureau of labor statistics estimates the number of unemployed people in the IL workforce increased by 1.2 percent last month.
Employment in six Virginia industry sectors rose in June while falling in four segments and remaining unchanged in one, information.
The largest job declines occurred in two sectors - manufacturing and professional and business services - which lost 2,400 positions each.
Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and ambulatory health care services, 2,500.
The department reports industry employment gains in several areas including the following job expansions: Professional & Business Services (+1,000), Leisure & Hospitality (+900), Financial Activities (+400), and Other Services (+400).
The lowest rates were in Del Mar, 0.4 percent; Coronado, 2.5 percent; and Poway, 2.8 percent. The District of Columbia has a 6.2 percent unemployment rate.