Arizona Jobless Rate Remains At 5 Percent In January

That's better than every other county in the state, save Williamson County, where the rate is 3.9 percent. Employment was up more than 10-thousand jobs in January compared to the same time previous year. Farming had the third most job losses at an estimated 300 positions, followed by Manufacturing at 200 and Leisure and Hospitality, also with an estimated 200 job losses.

Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged in February, in line with expectations, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs reported Thursday.

The first of the year brought a slight increase to the ranks of unemployed people in Stanislaus County, according to the latest release from the Employment Development Department.

Only two sectors posted job growths in Stanislaus County for January.

According to statistics, there were about 25,000 people employed in Seneca County in January, down by 400 from December.

Unemployment numbers in surrounding counties increased.

For a second consecutive month, Scott County's unemployment rate was up sharply in January, jumping to 9.5 percent.

The 1.3-percent increase was about 0.4-percent higher than the increase from December 2015 to January 2016. According to the report, there were 7,280 Scott Countians working in January, up 110 from December's total of 7,170.

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate held steady at 3.3% in February as expected by economists.

The youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15 to 24 age group, decreased to 3.5% in February from 3.6% a month ago. Wilson County, at 4.4 percent, and Sumner County, at 4.5 percent, rounded out the state's five lowest unemployment rates.

  • Zachary Reyes