Unemployment Rate in Lubbock Rose Slightly in November, TWC Says

The unemployment rate is at 5.1 percent in San Angelo

The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT. The latest numbers represent 75,807 unemployed persons, also a new record low, compared to 77,231 in October and 136,135 in November 2016.

The Labor Department's report on state unemployment released Friday showed rates fell in 19 other states, a positive sign for us economic growth. That's the lowest unemployment rate on record dating back to 1976, under current methodology, according to Department director Linda Chu Takayama.

California's unemployment rate fell to a 4.6 percent in November from 4.9 percent in October and 5.3 percent in November 2016.

In Iowa, the unemployment rate for November was 2.9 percent, compared with 3.5 percent in the same month past year.

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.

SC added almost 8,000 jobs in last month. Texas had the most growth with 330,600 jobs.

The information sector lost 1,600 jobs over the month; other services shed 800 positions. California was second with 288,300. These states also led in month job gains. The unemployment rate was below 2.7 percent in Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota.

The state with the lowest unemployment rate was Hawaii at 2 percent. In total, 17 states have unemployment rates below the national average.

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