Kansas unemployment rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in August

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Annually, unemployment insurance benefit payments were down almost 16 percent - from $1.3 million a year ago to $1.1 million for August 2017.

Non-seasonally adjusted jobless rates in all of Delaware's major cities and counties rose slightly or remained steady in August.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment increased from 4.8% in July to 5% in August. While the national rate barely budged from July, the last time Maryland's unemployment was this low was in May 2008, before the recession.

Unemployment in the state's 17 labor markets range from a low of 2.5 percent in White River Junction and Burlington to 4.8 percent in Derby.

KY National Guard members deploy for Irma relief
Earlier Friday, the ports were working to secure equipment and get cargo vessels out to sea where they will be safer. In addition, New Jersey National Guard members are being deployed to Florida to help with the storm's impact.

Indiana's labor force increased by 4,615 from the previous month due to an 8,007 decrease in employment and a 12,622 increase in unemployment.

Compared to August 2016, nonfarm payroll jobs in Arkansas rose 22,500.

Maryland trailed only Georgia for the largest increase in non-farm payroll employment. Trade, transportation and utilities added the most jobs in August at 1,400, while jobs in other services grew the fastest at 2.9 percent. Manufacturing saw a monthly gain of 6,600. Those were offset by the loss of 4,600 professional and business services jobs and 1,300 in financial activities.

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