State's October unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent

Nov 18, 2017, 00:48
State's October unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent

Unemployment in Vermont's 17 labor market areas ranged from a low of 1.8 percent in White River Junction and 3.4 percent in Derby.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs. The September estimate was revised to a gain of 10,300 jobs.

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate hit a record low during October. But not all communities and regions are feeling the benefits of this economy equally.

The labor force decreased by 13,400 from 3,669,500 in September, as 5,600 fewer residents were employed and 7,700 fewer residents were unemployed over the month.

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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 Big Island's jobless rate dropped to 2.3 percent in October from 2.8 percent in September, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR).

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Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to a record low 3.6 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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