Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

Amarillo and Midland had the lowest unemployment rates in Texas for November at 2.6%.

Hawaii reported the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 2 percent. Around west Texas, the Abilene MSA registered 3.2 percent, Midland/Odessa 2.6 percent, and Lubbock was at 2.7 percent unemployment, according to the Texas Workforce Commission in Austin.

The November unemployment rate is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than November of past year.

Cullman County remained one of the lowest in the state at 3 percent, which at this time previous year was 4.7 percent. Calaveras County's rate fell from 4.2-percent to 3.8 percent in November.

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Alabama is among a handful of states that reached record low numbers in unemployment during November.

Commission experts say the Texas economy in November added 54,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Job totals have also essentially been unchanged in 23 other states.

Industry sectors with the most gains included educational and health services posting the largest jobs increase of 16,700 jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality, up 15,400 jobs, and professional and business services, up 13,700 jobs. Alaska and North Dakota shed jobs between October and November.

He said both Texas and San Antonio are seeing consistent job growth as well as declining unemployment. November's rate is the third lowest in the last six months. "Jobs are created when companies put capital at risk, and our unemployment rate figures reflect that our policies are attracting companies to Tennessee". Grand Island's preliminary rate rose a tenth of a point to 2.5 percent in November.

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