Nebraska's unemployment rate falls to 2.7 percent; Iowa's at 2.9 percent

Dec 25, 2017, 14:51
Nebraska's unemployment rate falls to 2.7 percent; Iowa's at 2.9 percent

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that the state's preliminary, seasonally adjusted November rate set a record at 3.5 percent, which is down from October's 3.6 percent.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate inched up slightly last month to 4 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 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. Calaveras County's rate fell from 4.2-percent to 3.8 percent in November. The unemployment rate was below 2.7 percent in Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota.

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

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

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

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Employment in Education and Health Services increased by 8,200 positions. "I am encouraged by the growth across a variety of industries and commend our employers for their investment in our Texas workforce". "I encourage career exploration in these and other industries that are growing in Texas".

Statewide, 670,300 were employed and 14,000 unemployed in November for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 684,350.

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