MAGA: 13 states saw record low unemployment in 2017


The nationwide jobless rate held steady last month at 4.1 percent.

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

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

Unemployment rates have dropped to record lows in five states, including the "yellow hammer" state of Alabama.

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

The preliminary, seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.1 percent - two percentage points lower than it was one year ago and one percentage point below the national average of 4.1.

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SC added almost 8,000 jobs in last month.

During the past year, the largest absolute gains were in Texas, where the number of jobs climbed 330,600.

The leisure and hospitality segment lost about 1,700 jobs in November, compared with October. California was second in job additions with 288,300.

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

Jobs losses were experienced in Information (-100), Trade, Transportation, & Utilities (-200), Professional & Business Services (-200), Educational & Health Services (-300), and Other Services (-300).

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