Unemployment Down Slightly in ME in October

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OH added 4,300 jobs in October as the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1% from 5.3% in September.

Unemployment in Nebraska remains well under the national unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The state Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 4,300 in October. That's the lowest Lincoln rate since 2000, according to the Labor Department. Private sector jobs also decreased by 1,700 since September. Over the year, employment was up 1,000 while unemployment shrank by 58,000 from last October. Jobs were down in eight of the 11 supersectors. Both professional & business services and education & health services reached new record high levels in October.

Louisiana's unemployment rate doesn't rank among the 10 worst states for the first time in years. Six supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year.

Month over month, the Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello areas have exceeded seasonal expectations, with a collective increase of 1,600 jobs, while the Lewiston and Coeur d'Alene areas saw no change, labor officials said.

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