San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent

A job fair at Joint Base San Antonio in 2016

Cities with the highest unemployment rates are Selma at 6.6 percent, Prichard at 6.5 percent, and Anniston and Bessemer at 4.9 percent.

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

The picture got better in Omaha, too, where the unemployment rate in November was 2.5 percent compared with 2.9 percent last year, and in Lincoln, where the figure clocked in at 2.1 percent compared with 2.4 percent last year.

Cullman County remained one of the lowest in the state at 3 percent, which at this time past year was 4.7 percent.

The Texas jobless rate has improved for the seventh month in a row with Number unemployment dropping to a record low of 3.8%. Rates also dropped to record lows in California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November. The state's leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest gains between October and November. California was second in job additions with 288,300. Two industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a total of 8,200 jobs.

The BLS statistics show that Hawaii is the state with the lowest unemployment rate, at 2 percent - followed by North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Colorado. Job totals have essentially been unchanged in 23 other states.

The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth.

The nationwide jobless rate held steady at 4.1%.

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