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Hawai'i Unemployment Rate at 2%, Record Low

25 December 2017, 03:33 | Stacy Ballard

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In total, 17 states have unemployment rates below this national average of 4.1 percent.

Unemployment rates have hit a record low in Alabama.

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

Job statistics released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission showed Lubbock's unemployment rate rose slightly during the month of November.

Nebraska's jobless rate improved in November compared with last year, ticking down to 2.7 percent from 3.3 percent a year ago.

In addition to Alabama, states with the lowest unemployment rates included California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November.

Palestinians slam 'unacceptable' United States veto of Jerusalem UN resolution
Nine votes in favour plus the support of all five veto-wielding members of the council were needed to pass the resolution. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, now occupied by Israel, as the capital of their future independent state.

SC added almost 8,000 jobs in last month.

The unemployment rate in Texas fell to a record low of 3.7 percent in November.

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

The state with the lowest unemployment rate was Hawaii at 2 percent. Alaska and North Dakota shed jobs between October and November. according to the Labor Department. These states also led in monthly job gains.

The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth. "Jobs are created when companies put capital at risk, and our unemployment rate figures reflect that our policies are attracting companies to Tennessee".



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