January unemployment rate in ME was 3 percent

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Indiana's unemployment rate has edged lower to 3.3 percent in January, continuing a decline in the state that was seen starting in November.

The jobless rate for black men 20 and older dropped to 5.9 percent in February compared with 7.5 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Omaha, the January unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent from the 2.8 percent it logged in December. The unemployment rate of 3 percent is up slightly from 2.8 percent past year. Putnam County's 5.5 percent is the fifth highest jobless rate in Florida.

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North Carolina began 2018 in a stagnant pattern when it comes to the state employment outlook. In December, state officials announced there 369,000 people without jobs out of a workforce of 10.1 million.

Self-employed people, like proprietors or independent contractors, are not accounted for in unemployment figures, however. After benchmark revisions, the over-the-year (Dec. 2016 - December 2017) change in total nonfarm jobs was revised to a gain of 43,400, up from a previously reported gain of 22,900. Year-to-year, all the January 2018 figures are lower than the January 2017 numbers. Queens County had the lowest figure at 4.0 percent while Hamilton County posted the highest at 11.4 percent.

All Wiregrass counties have jobless rates that are at least 1.4 percent below what they were at this time previous year.

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