Massachusetts Adds 4800 Jobs in October

Massachusetts Adds 4800 Jobs in October

Massachusetts Adds 4800 Jobs in October

The jobless rate fell to 4.8% last month from 5.1% in September.

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The state's jobs engine is humming along, according to John Albin, the Labor Department commissioner. The largest supersector movement in October was an increase of 6,000 professional & business services jobs, while the largest drop was a 4,900 decline in trade, transportation & utilities.

From October 2016 to October 2017, BLS estimates MA has added 69,000 jobs.

"The low unemployment rate and job gains are indicators of the ongoing strength of the economy in MA".

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Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. But she adds not all communities and regions of the state are benefiting equally from this growth.

"In October, 3,383 additional Kansans became employed", said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon.

Statistics released Friday by the Vermont Department of Labor shows that the October rate showed no change from September and is down from 3.2 percent in October of previous year.

Nebraska's unemployment rate in October was 2.7 percent.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for October 2017. The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year.

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