SC Department of Workforce Releases October Jobless Numbers

Over the month, the private sector added 4,100 jobs as gains occurred in leisure and hospitality; professional, scientific, and business services; other services; financial activities; manufacturing; construction; and information.

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. Both of those represent changes of less than 0.5 percent. New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rate in New England at 2.7 percent, followed by 2.9 percent in Vermont, then ME, followed by 3.7 percent in MA, 4.2 percent in Rhode Island and 4.5 percent in CT. This was down from 3.8 percent in September and down from 4.3 percent in October 2016.

The unemployment rate in Grand Island edged up a tenth of a percent to 2.4% last month.

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October
State's Oct. unemployment rate record low 3.6%; Cullman Co. at 3%

Government employment, at 772,600, increased by 3,300 positions.

"This grew the labor force and factored into the unemployment rate dropping to 3.6 percent, the lowest it has been since August 2000". The Omaha metro area's rate of 2.4 percent also was the lowest in almost 20 years.

Multiple shootings kill 3, wound multiple students at school
Some 100 law enforcement officers responded to the shooting, and students at the school have been safely evacuated, he added. He saw one of them, a man in his 30's-40's dressed in green camo running away from the school after the shooting.


  • Darren Santiago