Jobless rates fell in 11 USA states, hit record lows in 2

Maine unemployment dips to 3.5% in October

Vermont October jobless rate stays at 2.9 percent

The unemployment rate in the Bradenton-Sarasota region fell again in October and remains one of the lowest in the state. Instead of gaining 10,500 jobs in September, the state only added 100. The October report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the IN labor force had a net decrease of almost 11,700, compared to September.

Cissy Proctor, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, also stressed the Sunshine State has recovered nicely from Hurricane Irma.

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 a year ago.

The jobless rate dropped to 2.8 percent in Idaho from 2.9 percent in the previous month.

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The federal agency says North Carolina added more than 11,000 jobs between September and October.

October was a great month for Ohio's manufacturing industry, which added more than 4,000 jobs.

Leisure and hospitality with 15,500. Tennessee's rate fell sharply, to 3.3 percent to 3 percent.

Manatee County had 169,590 of a total labor force of 175,254 employed last month for a 3.2 percent jobless rate. Hendry County had the highest at 7.3 percent, followed by Hardee County at 5.8.

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