This was down from 3.8 percent in September and down from 4.3 percent in October 2016.
- The Kansas unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent in October, the lowest rate recorded since 2000, although there was little measurable change in the state's overall labor market. The October rate also remained well below the US rate, which dipped slightly to 4.1 percent for the month.
Both the state and local unemployment rates in October remained well below the national rate, which was 4.1 percent, a 17-year low.
Maine's jobless rate continues to maintain historic lows.
State's Oct. unemployment rate record low 3.6%; Cullman Co. at 3%
The labour force declined by about 4,900, from 3.965m in July to September to 3.960m in August to October 2017, according to China News.
"The 2.2 percent unemployment rate is the lowest unemployment rate on record dating back to 1976, under current methodology", DLIR Director Linda Chu Takayama said in a statement. The last time the rate was 4.7 percent was in November 2007. In addition to Nebraska, 10 other states saw their unemployment rates drop during the month. The bulk of the increase in leisure and hospitality was attributed to employment increases in food services and drinking places.
In October, Ohio employment in goods-producing industries, at 915,200, increased 3,000 over the month.