Omaha unemployment rate hits 20-year low; state's lowest since 1999

18 November, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Private sector jobs decreased by 1,700 from the previous month.

Both the state and local unemployment rates in October remained well below the national rate, which was 4.1 percent, a 17-year low.

Total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.1 percent from October 2016, while jobs in the United States were up 1.4 percent.

"The low unemployment rate and job gains are indicators of the ongoing strength of the economy in MA". But she adds not all communities and regions of the state are benefiting equally from this growth.

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Nebraska's unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage points from September and 0.6 percentage points from October 2016.

The department said in a report released Friday that the figure was one-tenth of a percentage point lower than the September rate of 2.8 percent.

Nebraska's unemployment rate in October was 2.7 percent. That's the lowest Lincoln rate since 2000, according to the Labor Department.

According to Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, "Last month South Carolina's robust economy grew further, with businesses hiring more people in almost every industry sector".

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