Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declines to 4.8 percent in September, report says

Randolph Lopez
October 21, 2017

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate remained unchanged in September at 2.8 percent.

The job growth data comes from the Current Employment Statistics or place of work survey, which is drawn from the responses of about 3.5 percent of employers.

In the past year, officials say South Carolina's labor force has grown by almost 27,000 people. Unemployment claims have been historically low since mid-summer.

IL added 3,600 jobs in financial activities and 1,100 in manufacturing in September. And a tight housing market has led to a high cost-to-income ratio, relative to almost every other state (Vermont 40th; Hawaii 50th; OH 1st,

The national rate was 4.2 percent in September. The seasonally adjusted rate factors influences such as weather, holidays and the opening and closing of schools.

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The Lincoln area had 176,046 people employed in September, almost 4,000 more than a year ago, and 4,208 unemployed, about 900 fewer than a year ago.

The preliminary nonfarm payroll jobs estimate for ME was up 3,400 jobs from a year earlier to 621,200 jobs in September, the department said. The number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 18,700 over the month to 3,010,600, according to a news release from the department, and the number of people reporting themselves as employed increased 14,800 to 2,934,100.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.2 percent.

The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in September to 4.2 percent.

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