MAGA: 13 states saw record low unemployment in 2017

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 jobless rate in Texas reached a new 40-year low in November, falling to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in October with nine of 11 major industry sectors adding positions, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.

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Unemployment rates have dropped to record lows in five states, including the "yellow hammer" state of Alabama.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby County at 2.6 percent, Marshall and Cullman Counties at 3.0 percent and Madison, Lee, and Elmore Counties at 3.1 percent.

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The preliminary, seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.1 percent - two percentage points lower than it was one year ago and one percentage point below the national average of 4.1. Texas had the most growth with 330,600 jobs. These states also led in month job gains. Job totals have also essentially been unchanged in 23 other states. California was second in job additions with 288,300.

The not seasonally adjusted rate for the State was 2% in November, compared to 1.9% in October.

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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. "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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