Maine Unemployment Still Low, Down Slightly in September

Maine Unemployment Still Low, Down Slightly in September

Maine Unemployment Still Low, Down Slightly in September

The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in September was down 0.1 percentage points from August.

Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 5,000 from August. The biggest job losses were in the private service-providing sector, which lost 700 jobs over the month, but still is 1,300 more than previous year. Coming out of the summer tourism months, the leisure and hospitality sector last a seasonally adjusted 3,700 jobs.

Interestingly, no sectors in Weld County had any over-the-year losses, and all industries either added jobs or remained the same as 2016.

Among neighboring states, IN has the lowest unemployment rate, followed by MI at 4.3 percent and IL at 5.0 percent.

However, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 3.8 percent.


Kern's unemployment remains far above the unadjusted rate for California of 4.7 percent and the unadjusted national rate of 4.1 percent.

Pennsylvania's civilian labor force was down 15,000 over the month to 6,414,000.

The state's unemployment is almost half the national unemployment rate, which decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in September to 4.2 percent. Annual gains since 2016 were up across the board, including 7,300 jobs added in trade, transportation and utilities.

The Norfolk area unemployment rate is dropping, but it's not because more people are getting hired.

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