Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent

Dec 24, 2017, 00:51
Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent

Delaware's unemployment rate dropped again in November, the second straight month it's moved downward, but the numbers may not be as rosy as they appear.

Household Survey Estimates - The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for November was down slightly from 3.5 percent for October and 3.8 percent one year ago.

In the Lincoln area, there were 762 more people employed in November than in November 2016, and there were 537 fewer people unemployed.

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New Mexico's unemployment was higher than all other states except Alaska, which continued to have the country's worst unemployment rate at 7.2 percent.

The BLS also revised its estimated job loss for October to 4,200.

The Hoosier unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent last month, down to 3.7 percent.

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But a closer look shows the drop is not because more jobless Delawareans are finding work, but rather more people have simply stopped looking.

- The economy expanded at a healthy clip of 3.2 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

The state jobless rate is still higher than the national rate, but labor officials say New Mexico for the 12th straight month recorded aggregate gains in the private sector that resulted in 12,600 jobs, or 2 percent growth.

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