Slight rise in Idaho unemployment for October

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October
Vermont October jobless rate stays at 2.9 percent

18 November, 2017

State officials say the unemployment rate was below the state average in three largest metro areas of ME, which are Portland-South Portland, Lewiston-Auburn and Bangor. The national unemployment rate in October was 4.1 percent. The largest increase over the past 12 months was in professional & business services (up 24,500), while the largest decline was in manufacturing (down 3,600).

Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate hit a record low during October. But she adds not all communities and regions of the state are benefiting equally from this growth. "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.

The Kansas Department of Labor's early jobless estimates for October showed more Kansans finding employment.

The state's unemployment rate has dropped for the second month in a row.

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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.

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for October 2017. The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year.

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