Massachusetts Jobless Rate Dips in October

The report says Nebraska non-farm employment in October was up 10,379 over the year and up 1,624 over the month.

The statewide figures put Nebraska in good company among states with the country's lowest unemployment rates.

However, the number of unemployed in OH has increased by 11,000 in the past 12 months, from 285,000 in October 2016, when the state's unemployment rate was 5%.

The Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday the jobless rate was 3.7 percent in October, down from September's 3.9 percent rate.

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

That easily surpassed the previous low of 2.4 percent achieved from October through December 2006 and from May through September 1989.

The U.S. unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent in October.

Unemployment also remains low in other states throughout the New England region, ranging from a low of 2.7 percent in New Hampshire to a high of 4.5 in CT. Honolulu City and County saw its rate decrease from 2.3 percent in September to 1.8 percent last month. Gains in manufacturing (+4,200) outweighed losses in construction (-1,100) and mining and logging (-100), the state reported.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs.

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