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Maine Unemployment Remains At Historically Low Levels

Maine Unemployment Remains At Historically Low Levels”

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point in October to 4.7 percent, its lowest rate in almost 10 years.

The agency says the number of unemployed residents dropped by more than 5,000 since a year ago, while the number of employed residents rose over the same period by almost 8,000.

Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate hit a record low during October.

Last month's rate is well below the state's October 2016 rate of 6.1 percent.

The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate in Omaha dropped three-tenths of a percent, from 2.7% to 2.4%.

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That easily surpassed the previous low of 2.4 percent achieved from October through December 2006 and from May through September 1989. Private sector jobs also decreased by 1,700 since September.

The U.S. unemployment rate for the month stood at 4.1 percent.

Good news for the Sunflower State - the unemployment rate is the lowest its been since 2000.

Louisiana's unemployment rate doesn't rank among the 10 worst states for the first time in years.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs. Gains in manufacturing (+4,200) outweighed losses in construction (-1,100) and mining and logging (-100), the state reported. Government employment declined by 500 jobs, the DLIR said.



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