County unemployment rate ties record low set in '06

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

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

Maine's jobless rate continues to maintain historic lows.

Nationally, the unemployment rate in October was 4.1 percent, down slightly from 4.2 in September and 4.8 percent a year ago.

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. Only Hawaii, at 2.2 percent, and North Dakota, at 2.5 percent, had lower rates. According to monthly data going back to 1990 kept by the DLIR, Hawaii County's unemployment rate has never dropped below 2.3 percent. The Omaha metro area's rate of 2.4 percent also was the lowest in almost 20 years. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.1% a year ago.

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Statistics show annual growth is strongest in the leisure and hospitality sector, with 7,100 jobs added. Those gains exceeded losses in the information sector.

"For the fourth consecutive month, both resident employment and unemployment declined", a news release from the department said.

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

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