Nebraska unemployment for October lowest since 1999

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

This was down from 3.8 percent in September and down from 4.3 percent in October 2016.

The state's preliminary October unemployment rate is 3.5 percent, down slightly from September's rate of 3.7 percent and also below the October 2016 rate of 3.9 percent.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) preliminary job estimates indicate MA added 4,800 jobs in October.

The largest increase in the last 12 months was 24,500 added jobs in professional and business services.

The state's jobs engine is humming along, according to John Albin, the Labor Department commissioner. But not all communities and regions are feeling the benefits of this economy equally. Kansas Labor Secretary Lana Gordon says in a release from the department, that almost 3,400 additional Kansans became employed in October.

The Manhattan area continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 2.3 percent.

The number of employed climbed more than 18 hundred in October, setting a record, according to the Department of Workforce.

Maine's unemployment rate fell slightly in October, to 3.5 percent. 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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