OH added 4300 jobs in October as unemployment rate fell to 5.1%

The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent last month, down one-tenth of a percentage point.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs. Both of those represent changes of less than 0.5 percent.

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 4.1 percent. There were 19,600 more unemployed residents over the year compared to October 2016.

The number of workers unemployed in OH in October was 296,000, down 9,000 from 305,000 in September, according to the state data.

Seasonally adjusted job estimates incidate total Kansas nonfarm jobs decreased by 1,700 from September.

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That's according to the latest monthly report on the state's jobs picture from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, released today. The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year.

On the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area, unemployment fell two-tenths of a point, to 3.1 percent.

The agency says the number of unemployed residents dropped by more than 5,000 since a year ago, while the number of employed residents rose over the same period by almost 8,000.

Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to a record low 3.6 percent. That's down from 2.7 percent in September and 3.2 percent a year ago.

  • Eleanor Harrison