Nevada's unemployment at 4.8 percent in March

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The First Coast's jobless figure along with Florida's unemployment rate dropped sharply in March, according to state figures released Friday.

Sectors adding jobs in March included trade and transportation (up 2,200), education and health services (up 1,400) and manufacturing (up 1,200).

Meanwhile the nationwide unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in February to 4.5 percent in April, with 17 states seeing lower rates and 33 states, including New Mexico, with stable rates.

Professional, Scientific and Business Services gained 800 (+0.1%) jobs over the month.

The jobless rate increased from 3.4 percent in February. The national growth rate was 1.7 percent. Lincoln's was 2.6 percent, compared with February's revised 2.8 percent rate.

It further stated if new urban jobs dramatically declined or unemployment rates sharply rose, the government should be responsible for stepping up fiscal and monetary policy support to ensure stable employment and economic growth throughout the country.

Labor Force participation rate: This is a related statistic to the labor force.

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Non-farm employment increased over the year with 63,500 jobs.

The state's construction sector lost 2,000 jobs last month.

The unemployment rate in the four states fell because more residents found work.

Washington has added an estimated 92,000 new jobs from March 2016 through March 2017, not seasonally adjusted.

"While this is a positive economic indicator, there are thousands of good-paying jobs now available in IN that require in-demand skills", said DWD Commissioner Steven Braun.

The number of nonfarm payroll jobs was estimated at 623,000 in March, an all-time high. Counties with the highest rates include Greene (9.6), Clark (9.6) and Lowndes (9.3). "For example, it was only in July 2015 that the Black unemployment rate finally ducked below where the white unemployment rate was at its peak in the aftermath of the Great Recession".

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