Texas Unemployment Rate Lowest In Four Decades

San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent

The new figure was four-tenths of a point lower than the revised November 2016 rate of 2.9 percent.

For the second month in a row, the Texas unemployment rate reached a new low since 1976, the earliest year data is availableonline from the Bureau for Labor Statistics.

Cullman County remained one of the lowest in the state at 3 percent, which at this time previous year was 4.7 percent.

AUSTIN, TX ⎯ The unemployment rate in the San Angelo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) dipped to 3.1 percent, a new low for November 2017.

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To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. In total, 17 states have unemployment rates below this national average of 4.1 percent. 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. During the past year, the largest absolute gains were in Texas, where the number of jobs climbed 330,600.

Total nonfarm employment in Tennessee grew by 1,800 jobs in November. The November rate also remained well below the US rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent. "The Texas economy offers employers access to a competitive workforce and provides job seekers with career options in a variety of growing Texas industries". The state's leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest gains between October and November.

The jobless rate in Arkansas rose slightly in November, according to a report from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT.

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