ME unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Nationally, the unemployment rate in October was 4.1 percent, down slightly from 4.2 in September and 4.8 percent a year ago.

Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point from 3.2% in October 2016. The October unemployment rate was four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the national rate of 4.1% reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The New England unemployment rate averaged 3.8 percent. But the agency says nonfarm employment has fallen for three consecutive months by a total of 3,900 jobs, to 495,800 in October.

State and local unemployment rates are at their lowest levels in almost two decades. The rate stood at 4.2 percent in August.

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Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest jobless rate at 2.6 percent, and Wilcox County in western Alabama is highest at 8.9 percent.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs. Private sector jobs decreased by 1,700 from the previous month. Those gains exceeded losses in the information sector.

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Louisiana's continued unemployment decline, says Gov. John Bel Edwards in a statement, that Louisiana's economy is turning around. The bulk of the increase in leisure and hospitality was attributed to employment increases in food services and drinking places.

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