Pennsylvania's Jobless Rate Sees New Post-Recession Low In October

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Breaking down the numbers, the private sector added 4,300 jobs while government jobs declined by 2,900.

The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in October was down 0.2 percentage points from September.

State officials say the unemployment rate was below the state average in three largest metro areas of ME, which are Portland-South Portland, Lewiston-Auburn and Bangor.

The nation's unemployment rate is 4.1 percent.

The number of people employed statewide was 983,738, up almost 5,500 from a year ago, while the number of jobs hit 1,035,730, more than 10,000 more than a year ago.

President Trump says no freeze-for-freeze deal with North Korea
But North Korea wrote the words off as "rubbish", asserting that " Rabid dog's barking can never frighten the Korean people". Song has visited Vietnam and Laos, both fellow Communist states, on the same mission following the congress.

At the same time, the size of the state's labor force has continued to hover right around 1.4 million people for most of the past year.

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

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

Unemployment remains historically low in ME, with the rate at or below 4 percent for 25 consecutive months, officials say. That's down from 3.8 percent a year ago. That's down from 2.7 percent in September and 3.2 percent a year ago.

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