Utica Rome Unemployment Rate Up In November

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In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide-unadjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.3%.

Lewis County's jobless rate last month, however, fell from the same time previous year from 6.1 percent to 5.9 percent, according to the state Department of Labor.

Scott County's unemployment rate dipped to 3.2 percent in November, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA registered a rate of 3.0 percent for November.

Year over year, Idahos unemployment rate was down eight-tenths of a percentage point. According to the state Department of Labor, last month was the county's highest November jobless rate since 2014, when the county had a rate of 7.1 percent.

The unemployment rate in Chambers County rose from 3.4% in October to an estimated 3.5% in the month of November. The rate was up from 8.9% in the month of October.

Construction employment fell by 90 jobs and leisure and hospitality shed 480 jobs in November.

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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.

Gov. John Bel Edwards in a statement said, "This is the seventh consecutive decline in our unemployment rate and that means more and more Louisianans are finding jobs and helping to grow our economy".

Cheryl A. Mayforth, director of the Jefferson County Department of Employment & Training at the WorkPlace, said the unemployment rate typically rises in November because seasonal businesses close up for the winter, but a lack of holiday hiring from retailers and other private services, the second largest employment category in the county, this year pushed the rate even higher.

Total payroll employment fell by 230 jobs in November. Manufacturing jobs were up by 1,400, which The Advocate said reflects the rapid growth in exports of liquefied natural gas from the Lake Charles area. Job losses continue to be concentrated in government (-120 jobs).

Out of the civilian labor force of 75,085 (people 16 and older working or looking for work), 2,849 were unemployed, the report states.

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