Alabama unemployment at record low

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"The addition of 330,600 jobs over the year demonstrates the consistency with which employers in our state create job opportunities for the highly skilled Texas workforce", said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have announced that the November statewide unemployment rate posted significantly lower than November 2016 and notably lower than the national average.

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, setting a new record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades.

Amarillo and Midland had the lowest unemployment rates in Texas for November at 2.6%.

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The Labor Department's report on state unemployment released Friday showed rates fell in 19 other states, a positive sign for us economic growth.

Unemployment rates have hit a record low in Alabama. It joins Shelby County (2.6 percent), Marshall and Cullman counties (3 percent) and Madison and Elmore counties (3.1 percent) as the counties with the lowest unemployment rate. Two industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a total of 8,200 jobs. The November rate also remained well below the USA rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent. Job totals have also essentially been unchanged in 23 other states. California was second with 288,300. Tuolumne County's rate dropped from 4.6 percent in October to 4.3 percent last month. These states also led in month job gains.

The unemployment rates for Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha have not been seasonally adjusted, so they can not be directly compared with the state unemployment rate. Alaska and North Dakota shed jobs between October and November.

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