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State, local unemployment rates hit almost two-decade lows

State, local unemployment rates hit almost two-decade lows

Over the month, the private sector added 4,100 jobs as gains occurred in leisure and hospitality; professional, scientific, and business services; other services; financial activities; manufacturing; construction; and information.

Colorado employers added 1,400 nonfarm jobs to their payrolls in October - a slower rate than in recent months - and the unemployment rate inched up two-tenths of a percentage point to 2.7 percent as more people sought jobs. Both of those represent changes of less than 0.5 percent.

The statewide jobless rate also saw a slight increase in October to 2.7 percent.

Unemployment in Nebraska remains well under the national unemployment rate of 4.1%. The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year.

Mistrial in New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Trial
An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen is asking Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked. On Monday afternoon, jurors told Walls they were deadlocked, but he urged them to keep working toward consensus.

In the Lawrence metropolitan area, unemployment fell to 2.5 percent, down from 2.9 percent in September and 3.3 percent a year ago.

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

It is the 25th consecutive month the state's jobless rate has been at or below 4.0 percent, according to a release from the Maine Department of Labor. That's down from 2.7 percent in September and 3.2 percent a year ago.


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