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Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent

The Beaumont-Port Arthur area had the state's highest jobless rate during November at 6.5%.

Unemployment rates dropped in 20 states across the country and marked record lows in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November. The San Antonio area's rate was 3.0 percent.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby County at 2.6 percent, Marshall and Cullman Counties at 3.0 percent and Madison, Lee, and Elmore Counties at 3.1 percent.

More people were counted as employed in November, with 2,087,667 people working, up from 2,079,720 in October, and 40,152 more than in November 2016, when 2,047,515 were counted as employed.

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Lubbock's unemployment previous year during the month of November was 3.2 percent.

Jobs losses were experienced in Information (-100), Trade, Transportation, & Utilities (-200), Professional & Business Services (-200), Educational & Health Services (-300), and Other Services (-300). California was second with 288,300. The state's leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest gains between October and November.

On Maui, the unemployment rate was at 2% on Maui Island, up slightly from the 1.9% rate in October and down from the 3% reported at the same time past year. The unemployment rate was below 2.7 percent in Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota. 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.

Friday's figures show that 23 states had jobless rate decreases from the same period in 2016.

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