Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) preliminary job estimates indicate MA added 4,800 jobs in October. New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rate in New England at 2.7 percent, followed by 2.9 percent in Vermont, then ME, followed by 3.7 percent in MA, 4.2 percent in Rhode Island and 4.5 percent in CT. The September estimate was revised to a gain of 10,300 jobs.

Unemployment in Nebraska remains well under the national unemployment rate of 4.1%.

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Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in October. The state has picked up an estimated 69,000 jobs in the past 12 months. "Our workforce-development programs continue to prioritize closing skills gaps and connecting all citizens of the Commonwealth to prosperous career pathways", Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta said. Kansas Labor Secretary Lana Gordon says in a release from the department, that almost 3,400 additional Kansans became employed in October.

Omaha's unemployment rate for October was 2.4 percent, down from 2.7 percent in September and 3.1 percent in October of previous year.

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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in October to a new post-recession low, although the labor force, employment and payrolls all shrank during the month.

The number of employed climbed more than 18 hundred in October, setting a record, according to the Department of Workforce.

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The largest private-sector percentage job gains over the year were in other services; construction; professional, scientific, and business services; financial activities; and education and health services.

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