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Unemployment Rate in Lubbock Rose Slightly in November, TWC Says

Unemployment Rate in Lubbock Rose Slightly in November, TWC Says”

The island of Lānaʻi reported a 1.6% unemployment rate in November 2017, down from the 2.4% in October, and slightly down from the 1.7% reported in November of 2016.

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.

The figures come seven years after a severe recession and show that conservative states like Alabama and MS, as well as more liberal Washington and California, are sharing the improvements.

Cullman County remained one of the lowest in the state at 3 percent, which at this time previous year was 4.7 percent.

Over the past 12 months, 27 states have added payroll jobs.

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Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, setting a new record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. These states also led in month job gains. California was second in job additions with 288,300.

Jobs losses were experienced in Information (-100), Trade, Transportation, & Utilities (-200), Professional & Business Services (-200), Educational & Health Services (-300), and Other Services (-300).

The leisure and hospitality segment lost about 1,700 jobs in November, compared with October.

The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth. In total, 17 states have unemployment rates below the national average.

Hawaii had the country's lowest unemployment rate in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2 percent.



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