The California unemployment application for the 2016 job market was up 2% to 2.47 million jobs and the Michigan unemployment application was up 4% to 1.74 million jobs.
The Ohio unemployment application grew 2% in December to 1,068,000 jobs and Florida unemployment was up 1% to 476,000 job openings.
The job growth numbers are not good news for people trying to find jobs, but the overall job market is in a positive spot.
While the job market has been sluggish over the past year, the overall unemployment rate is now 5.8% below its peak.
The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.2% in March of 2017.
The unemployment rate peaked at 10.2%, but the unemployment rate has been climbing since then, especially for the young.
The unemployment rate for people ages 25 to 54 has been rising at about 2% a month, compared to the 0.9% growth rate for the over-50s.
The economy continues to struggle, however, and job growth is expected to remain subdued in the coming months.
The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee said in a statement that it expects the unemployment rates to remain low through the remainder of the year, even as job growth slows.
The U.K. unemployment application rose by a small amount to 1 million jobs, the first increase since January.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the UK fell to 4,737, up from 4,838 in December.