Record Low Unemployment In The State And Country

Dec 25, 2017, 14:49
Record Low Unemployment In The State And Country

The jobless rate in Texas reached a new 40-year low in November, falling to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in October with nine of 11 major industry sectors adding positions, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.

Alaska's unemployment rate for November stood at 7.2 percent, unchanged since August.

The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT.

The County of Maui as a whole had a 2.1% unemployment rate (non seasonally adjusted) for November 2017, up from the 2% rate in October 2017, and down from the 3.1% rate at the same time a year ago. That's the lowest unemployment rate on record dating back to 1976, under current methodology, according to Department director Linda Chu Takayama. The Texas economy added 54,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in November.

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The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth.

Governor Ivey says the state now has 30,500 more jobs than it did past year.

SC added almost 8,000 jobs in last month.

The not seasonally adjusted rate for the State was 2% in November, compared to 1.9% in October. Information posted the biggest drop over the month, down 4,200 jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities with a decrease of 4,000 jobs. "I encourage career exploration in these and other industries that are growing in Texas". The civilian labor force was estimated at 159,600.