New Mexico jobless rate remains steady for November

New Mexico jobless rate remains steady for November

Applications are a proxy for layoffs, and any reading below 300,000 is low by historical standards.

The jobless rate statewide held steady at 4.5 percent, down from the year-ago level of 5.2 percent.

There were 60,700 more people working in Maryland in November than a year earlier, a gain of 2.2 percent.

The number of jobs in the Lincoln area hit 194,143, up almost 2,000 over a year ago.

About 70 percent of November's new jobs were created in the private sector.

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The state's saw strong job growth came in several sectors including professional and business services, which added 3,330 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities, which added 1,600 jobs; and financial activities, which also added 1,600 jobs.

Initial jobless claims, an indicator for layoffs across the United States, rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 245,000 in the week ending December 16, the highest level in five weeks, the department said. Federal, state, and local governments combined shed 400 jobs.

The national rate was 4.1 percent in November, unchanged from October, and down from 4.6 percent in November 2016.

Nonfarm employment rose to 1,038,603.an increase of 1,847 from October and 8,206 from a year ago. That rate is down 0.5% from a year ago at this time.

December estimates will be released on Tuesday, January 23 (Data Release Schedule: http://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/releaseDates.html ).

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