Iowa unemployment rate drops to 3 percent, lowest since 2001

18 November 2017, 12:21 | Andres Norman

Vermont October jobless rate stays at 2.9 percent

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

In October 2016, the island's rate of unemployment stood at 3.6 percent.

Omaha's unemployment rate ticked to a near 20-year low, and Nebraska's is the lowest since 1999, according to a state Labor Department report.

Colorado employers added 1,400 nonfarm jobs to their payrolls in October - a slower rate than in recent months - and the unemployment rate inched up two-tenths of a percentage point to 2.7 percent as more people sought jobs.

She says apprenticeships have helped millions of people develop skills needed for good jobs.

Unemployment fell for the sixth straight month in Louisiana, but payrolls moved in the wrong direction in October.

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October
State's Oct. unemployment rate record low 3.6%; Cullman Co. at 3%

In Lincoln, unemployment clocked in at 2.1 percent in October, down from 2.3 percent in September and from 2.8 percent last October.

The labour force declined by about 4,900, from 3.965m in July to September to 3.960m in August to October 2017, according to China News.

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

Job losses were reported in manufacturing (100); financial activities (300); trade, transportation and utilities (500); professional and business services (500); and educational and health services (600).

Government employment, at 772,600, increased by 3,300 positions.

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