State, local unemployment rates continue to decline

Indiana’s unemployment rate rebounded in November after four consecutive months of increases

The Hoosier unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent last month, down to 3.7 percent.

Delaware's unemployment rate dropped again in November, the second straight month it's moved downward, but the numbers may not be as rosy as they appear. Nebraska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November was 2.7%, the same as in October and 6-10ths a point lower than a year ago, and the state had a record number of people employed. "Paired with yesterday's announcement of decreased unemployment tax rates for 2018, we are moving the needle in the new Virginia economy, instituting the right creative and innovative policies and initiatives to bring more high-paying jobs to Virginians".

The number of people seeking USA unemployment aid rose last week for the first time in five weeks, but remained at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Alaska's unemployment rate for November stood at 7.2 percent, unchanged since August.

The gains were entirely in the private sector; government jobs continued to decline.

The mining industry saw jobs fall by 600. That figure has fallen about 5 percent in the past year.

The more stable four-week moving average of initial claims increased by 1,250 to 236,000 last week, but remained below the 300,000 level that's considered a healthy job market.

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