Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

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

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.

California, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Texas also saw record lows for unemployment in November.

Alaska had the highest jobless rate, at 7.2 percent, the bureau said.

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The state rate was slightly below October's rate of 3.6 percent and significantly below the November 2016 rate of 6.2 percent.

To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Tuolumne County's rate dropped from 4.6 percent in October to 4.3 percent last month. Leisure and Hospitality employment continued to grow by adding 8,000 jobs in November. These states also led in month job gains. In the U.S.as a whole, the unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent compared with 4.6 percent in November 2016.

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

Jobs losses were experienced in Information (-100), Trade, Transportation, & Utilities (-200), Professional & Business Services (-200), Educational & Health Services (-300), and Other Services (-300). The unemployment rate was below 2.7 percent in Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota. "Jobs are created when companies put capital at risk, and our unemployment rate figures reflect that our policies are attracting companies to Tennessee".


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