County's unemployment rate stays same in November

Rosalie Gross
December 29, 2017

Counties with an unemployment rate at or below four percent included Monroe (4.0%), Hampshire (3.7%), Morgan (3.6%), Berkeley (3.5%), Monongalia, Pendleton and Doddridge (3.4%), and Jefferson (3.0%).

Dubois County reclaimed sole possession of the state's lowest unemployment rate in a new state report.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips Thursday announced unemployment rates in November remained low across the state and the vast majority of Tennessee counties continue to experience rates below five percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the US rate for more than four years.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.3 percent.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in November fell to 4.3 percent compared with 4.6 percent in October, the department said.

Statewide, November unemployment remained flat from the same time a year ago at 4.5 percent, and nationwide, the rate fell from 4.4 percent to 3.9 percent.

Nine of eleven major industries showed increased growth in November, including Professional and Business Services with 14,700 jobs added and Construction which added 8,200 positions.

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Although the number of people who were unemployed in November has not gone down, there were 1,163 jobs available within 10 miles of Lima on Wednesday afternoon, according to OhioMeansJobs.com. Leisure and hospitality was unchanged. An increase of 110 jobs in local government education and 40 in state government was offset by a loss of 50 federal government jobs. Private-sector job gains were broad-based, and grew at a slightly faster pace of 3.2 percent.

The estimates of job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses.

"We always have the highest unemployment rate when it comes to metropolitan areas", she said.

Louisiana's mining and logging sector includes the oil and gas industry and it has added 400 jobs, considered the first year-over-year increase since 2014 when the price of oil began to decline.

Total payroll employment fell by 230 jobs in November. Smaller over-the-year declines were estimated in wood product manufacting, information, and wholesale trade, all down by 30 jobs over the year.

Mt. Juliet's rate for November landed at 2.6 percent, a 0.3 percent increase from October. 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.

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