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Omaha unemployment rate hits 20-year low; state's lowest since 1999

Omaha unemployment rate hits 20-year low; state's lowest since 1999”

In Lincoln, the rate dropped from 2.3% to 2.1%.

Total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.1 percent from October 2016, while jobs in the United States were up 1.4 percent.

Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate hit a record low during October.

Maine's unemployment rate fell slightly in October.

From October 2016 to October 2017, BLS estimates MA has added 69,000 jobs.

Nebraska continues to far outpace the U.S as a whole.

Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point from 3.2% in October 2016.

Maine's unemployment rate was lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent and the New England rate of 3.8 percent, which also both dipped slightly from the previous month.

The governor's office says the rate announced Friday is down from the September rate of 3.8 percent, and it's the lowest ever recorded in Alabama.

Employment in the Lincoln area was a 177,530 in October, up almost 2,700 over October 2016.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for October 2017.



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