ME unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

18 November, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Regina Lloyd
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The U.S. unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent in October.

Maine's unemployment rate fell slightly in October.

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.

Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta says the lower unemployment rate and jobs growth indicate the "ongoing strength of the economy in MA".

Pennsylvania's civilian labor force was down 16,000 over the month to 6,399,000.




Unemployment fell significantly in both the Lincoln area and in the state as a whole. That remains 8,000 higher than last October.

About 100,000 Louisianans were jobless, down more than 5,000 from September. Jobs were down in eight of the 11 supersectors.

Around the state, Maui County's unemployment rate edged to 2 percent, down from 2.6 percent in September while Kauai County rate dropped to 1.8 percent, down from 2.3 percent in September. Six supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year.

The state's jobs engine is humming along, according to John Albin, the Labor Department commissioner.

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