No Change in New England Unemployment Rate 

The unemployment rate in New England didn’t change in October.The Bureau of Labor puts the jobless rate for the six-state region at 7.4%, the same as September, and slightly lower than a year ago. Rhode Island has the highest rate in the region, 10.4%, Vermont the lowest at 5.5%.Maine’s jobless rate dropped from 7.6% in September to 7.4% in October.