Vermont unemployment rate falls again, now 2.9 percent

Vermont unemployment rate falls again, now 2.9 percent

Maine's preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, down from 4 percent a year earlier and 3.8 percent in August, according to the state Department of Labor.

Overall in September, Weld added 900 total nonfarm jobs, which is an over-the-year employment change of 3,600, bringing total nonfarm jobs to 103,600. The mining and logging sector, which houses the oil and gas industry, added 100 jobs, marking a 1,500 over-the-year change in Weld.

The biggest gains were made in Trade, Transportation and Utilities, and Leisure and Hospitality.

The state gained 5,900 private sector jobs between August and September. Seven supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year.

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The exact causes of the decline are still unclear. "The research areas are mostly small and enclosed by agricultural areas". After 27 years, the total average weight has been declined by more than 75 percent .

The household survey showed employment was essentially unchanged while the number of people classified as unemployed increased 3,000.

September unemployment rate estimates for other states in the region were 2.7 percent in New Hampshire, 2.9 percent in Vermont, 3.9 percent in MA, 4.2 percent in Rhode Island and 4.6 percent in CT. For the year, the Pennsylvania and national unemployment rates each declined by seven-tenths of a percentage point.

Wisconsin's most recent U-6 unemployment rate, which includes those included in the official rate plus those marginally attached to the workforce or employed part-time for economic reasons, was 7.2 percent for the 12 month ending in June.

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