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Maryland adds 11500 jobs in February

The state was a full point the national unemployment rate last month, which decreased to 4.7-percent. Rates for other states were 2.7 percent in New Hampshire, 3.0 percent in Vermont, 3.4 percent in MA, 4.5 percent in Rhode Island, and 4.7 percent in CT.

Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell below six percent in February. With February's over-the-year employment growth and January's revised over-the-year growth of 1.3 percent, Virginia's growth was once again above 1.0 percent after falling below 1.0 percent in November and December. Seven of the eleven supersectors added jobs from January, led by education & health services (+9,600).

Unusually warm weather conditions in February produced additional business activity in the construction sector, with +2,000 jobs.

Every metro area with the exceptions of Hinesville, Brunswick, Macon, Dalton and Columbus added at least 1,000 jobs or more over the past year.

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The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily. The A9 chip that powers the Apple iPhone 6s will reportedly be found under the hood of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro sequel.

In January, Cherokee County recorded a labor force of 126,063 with 5,393 residents unemployed.

Sean McCarthy, director of the state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, reiterated the need for "common sense reforms" to accelerate growth and create more job opportunities across the state. Employment went up more than 10,000, to more than 2.2. million people.

The lowest jobless rate in the state was in Mercer County at 3.9 percent. Trade, transportation and utilities posted the largest jobs increase, with a gain of 11,100 jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality, with a gain of 5,600 jobs.

More people in Calhoun County had jobs in February than the same month past year.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted.

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