Hancock jobless rate falls in November

County's unemployment rate stays same in November

Nearby Walworth County had an unemployment rate of 2.6 percent on November, down from 2.7 percent in October and down from 3.6 percent in November of 2016.

California had an unemployment rate of 4 percent and the nation's was at 3.9 percent for the same time period.

Tennessee's statewide unemployment rate in November was 3.1 percent - two percentage points lower than it was in November 2016 and one percentage point lower than the national rate. The amount of people employed and unemployed have not changed since October, so the labor force remains at 18,900.

Dane, Green and Lafayette counties tied for the lowest unemployment rate among Wisconsin's 72 counties at 2 percent in November. Of that, 10 percent were at clothing and clothing accessory stores and 8.9 percent were at general merchandise stores - both of which add employees for the influx of holiday shoppers. Denair's rate was at 3.7 percent for the month, which was the same rate posted in October.

Private sector employment has grown by more than 13,700 over the year, and has decreased by 4,200 over the previous month, primarily due to losses in the Trade, Transportation and Utilities (-2,900) and the Leisure and Hospitality (-2,500) sectors. A figure that was up.3% from 4.3% in the month of October.

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Idahos labor force participation rate rose slightly for the fourth consecutive month from 63.5 to 64 percent, with the average share for men (70 percent) and women (58 percent) remaining stable for the past 12 months.

Every job sector in Yakima reported an increase in the number of jobs, including government with 1,000 more jobs; education and health services with 600 more jobs and manufacturing with 600 more jobs.

Month over month, the Boise Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) nonfarm payroll employment increased by 700 jobs while Pocatello MSA declined by 200 jobs. Four counties were at or above 5 percent — Clearwater, 6 percent; Shoshone, 5.5 percent; Lewis, 5.5 percent; and Adams, 5 percent.

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