Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 43-year low

Those trends combined with a growing number of permanent job openings in health care and office positions has Englehart more optimistic what's usually a spike in the jobless rate in January won't be as severe.

Unemployment rate: At 3.3 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down 1.5 percent over the year from 4.8 percent in October 2015.

Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased from 5 percent to 4.9 percent. Federal government employment remained the same.

The Labor Department report found that jobless claims dropped by 19,000 from the previous week. The survey of 58,000 California businesses measures jobs in the economy. The October jobs report shows that more than 117,000 MA residents have no job.

Norwalk recorded a 3.9 percent unemployment rate in October, according to state Department of Labor data.

Leisure and Hospitality lost 1,600 (-0.4%) jobs over the month.

The biggest jobs gains came in predictable states: California added 389,500 jobs in October, the highest in the country, followed by Florida's 253,300 jobs added and Texas' 207,500. The private sector was down 200 jobs.

Florida's annual job growth rate of 3.3 percent exceeded the nation's rate of 1.8 percent as it has most months since the Great Recession.

Nine of Californias eleven industry sectors added a total of 409,200 jobs year-over. "In the first 10 months of 2016, we added 4,700 jobs per month, on average". The nation gained 161,000 jobs, according to the jobs report released November 4.

Employment sectors seeing decreases in October were other services, which saw a decrease of 2,200 jobs; education and health services, with a decrease of 1,200 jobs; and trade, transportation and utilities, which lost 900 jobs.

After four consecutive months of job losses, two economists warned these numbers don't paint a positive picture. Out of a labor force or more than 9.8 million Floridians, 473,000 who sought employment could not find it.

Compared to October 2015, nonfarm payroll employment in Arkansas rose by 11,700.

IL not only has the highest African American unemployment rate in the study, but has held that position for three consecutive quarters.

Over the year, the number of jobs increased by 97,100, a 2.3 percent growth rate. The U.S.'s unemployment rate also sits near an eight-year low of 4.9%.

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