San Bernardino County's unemployment rate increases to 5.4 percent in June

Oklahoma unemployment remains steady in June at 4.3 percent

Humboldt County's unemployment rate increased by about nearly a full percentage point between May and June, rising from 3.6 percent to 4.5 percent, according to state data released on Friday. Overall, the state lost about 1,400 non-farming jobs in June. California has now gained a total of 2,516,700 jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010.

Thirteen states have unemployment rates that are at least one full percentage point lower than the national 4.4 percent rate.

Virginia's unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent in June.

"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.

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.

The total number of area residents unemployed in June was 9,200 less than the same month in 2016.

"South Carolina is working and almost 46,000 of our citizens obtained jobs in the previous year", S.C. DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton said.

"The unemployment rate increase and a decline in construction payroll are troublesome, but the trend of declining labor force is something we can not ignore", Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays said. This followed a revised gain of 24,800 jobs in May.

The sector that saw the most growth between May and June was leisure and hospitality which added 2,900 jobs.

Employment remained unchanged in the Trade, Transportation & Utilities grouping, as well as in the Manufacturing and Information sectors.

Texas, California and Florida have added the most new jobs in the past year, continuing a trend that began at the depths of the recession.

The Island of Maui in Maui County recorded a 3.2% unemployment rate in June 2017, up from the 2.9% rate recorded in May, and slightly lower than the 3.4% rate reported previous year. Other elevated rates were 6.7 percent in Imperial Beach and 6.3 percent within El Cajon's city limits.

In related data, the EDD reported that there were 330,417 people receiving regular Unemployment Insurance benefits during the June survey week. That is down from 6.9 percent a year ago. That's down from 9.5 percent a year ago.

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