ME unemployment rate lowest since 2001

NM unemployment worst in the nation

ME unemployment rate lowest since 2001

The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Unemployment rates fell in five states, while the rates in Arkansas and OR fell to the lowest on records dating to 1976.

Employers boosted Colorado's non-farm payroll by 7,900 in January from December, with the private sector adding 4,200 jobs and the public sector adding 3,700. Overall, Vermont's unemployment rate was tied for seventh lowest in the country for the same time period. "These are positive indicators for our economy". Statewide, there are 146,623 people out of work. Tight labor market conditions persist which is why we encourage people to contact their local Department of Labor office. Among cities, the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills had the lowest unemployment at 4.2 percent compared to 11.9 percent in the Mobile suburb of Prichard, which was worst.

"We feel awful for what they're dealing with", Kurrle said of the employees.

Labor force and unemployment data is available at http://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/laus1.html. The total number of people who will be employed by Community Bank is 2,800, the statement said.

The Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical region did not see any change from January 2016 compared to its 2017 unemployment numbers, which were released by the State Department of Labor.

Not seasonally adjusted, and therefore comparable to the county rates, the state's January unemployment rate was 6.8 percent. Revised figures for December are not yet available.

Seven major industry sectors reported employment gains, while four sectors declined.

Job count data is not seasonally adjusted.

Over the year, nonfarm payroll jobs increased 50,200 with an increase of 42,500 in the private sector and an increase of 7,700 in government. Of those seeking employment, 1,585 were unemployed, 144 more than the previous month.

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