OH unemployment rate drops in November

Ohio's jobless rate fell from 5.1 percent to 4.8 percent in November

The state Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased by 5,600 jobs in November.

In the Lincoln area, there were 762 more people employed in November than in November 2016, and there were 537 fewer people unemployed. That was unchanged from October and down from 4.6 percent a year ago.

The state's unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, below the national rate of 4.1 percent.

New Mexico's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.1 percent, notably less than the 6.7 percent logged for the same period past year.


- The economy expanded at a healthy clip of 3.2 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The number of people unemployed dropped by more than 6,100.

The not seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate estimate of 3.0 percent for November was down from 3.4 percent one year ago.

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

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. Information lost 200 jobs or 1.5 percent.

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