NC's 4.1 percent unemployment rate in October a 17-year low

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Vermont October jobless rate stays at 2.9 percent

- The Kansas unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent in October, the lowest rate recorded since 2000, although there was little measurable change in the state's overall labor market.

State and local unemployment rates are at their lowest levels in almost two decades.

The monthly jobs report released Friday says Ohio's official unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in September to 5.1 percent last month.

Nebraska nonfarm employment in September was up 10,379 over the year and up 1,624 over the month, the report said. The biggest job gains were seen in the finance sector and the import and export trade industry.

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Steady hiring has driven down unemployment in most states in the past year.

Okaloosa and St. Johns counties had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.7 percent, followed by Franklin and Gulf counties at 2.8 percent. The October 2016 figure was 2.8 percent.

The national rate was 4.1 percent in October, down from 4.2 percent in September and 4.8 percent in October 2016.

The unemployment rates for Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha have not been seasonally adjusted, so they can not be directly compared with the state unemployment rate.

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