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Unemployment Rate in Lubbock Rose Slightly in November, TWC Says


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that the state's preliminary, seasonally adjusted November rate set a record at 3.5 percent, which is down from October's 3.6 percent.

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. Tuolumne County's rate dropped from 4.6 percent in October to 4.3 percent last month. In the U.S.as a whole, the unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent compared with 4.6 percent in November 2016.

The County of Maui as a whole had a 2.1% unemployment rate (non seasonally adjusted) for November 2017, up from the 2% rate in October 2017, and down from the 3.1% rate at the same time past year.

"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.




The jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in October, with nine of 11 major industry sectors adding positions.

SC added almost 8,000 jobs in last month. The state's leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest gains between October and November. Within Construction, the principal source of the employment increase was Special Trade Construction.

The Texas Labor Market & Career Information Data for December is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).

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