Sunday, 18 November 2012

Texas employers added 36600 jobs in October, reflecting the housing rebound


Texas employers added 36600 jobs in October, reflecting the housing rebound

Dallas Morning News - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
Texas employers added 36,600 jobs in October — the most since January — as the housing market strengthened and economic confidence improved. The state's unemployment rate fell for the second straight month, to 6.6 percent last month from 6.8 percent ...

Pa. jobless breaks rising streak as payrolls grow

Houston Chronicle - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's jobless rate is down for the first time in six months as employers expanded their payrolls slightly in October. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent ...

Alabama's unemployment rate down to 8.1 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's unemployment rate has declined for the second month to 8.1 percent. The state Department of Commerce announced Friday that October's rate is down from a revised rate of 8.2 percent in September. The preliminary rate ...

October jobless rate in Texas slips to 6.6 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 6.6 percent in October, marking the second straight month of decline, according to state job figures released Friday. The figures announced by the Texas Workforce Commission are slightly lower ...

Alaska's unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska's unemployment rate fell to a preliminary 7.1 percent in October, its lowest level in five months. The seasonally adjusted rate compared to 7.5 percent both in September and in October 2011. It was the lowest since May, when ...

Calif. unemployment rate dips to 10.1 percent

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California continued its economic recovery as the unemployment rate dipped to 10.1 percent in October, led by increases in private sector jobs such as construction, retail and well-paying professional work. The state added 48,500 ...

California gains 45800 payroll jobs; unemployment dips to 10.1%

Los Angeles Times - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
The state's labor market showed continued strength in October as California employers added 45,800 nonfarm jobs to payrolls last month, outpacing the U.S. growth rate. The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 10.1% from 10.2%, according to data released ...

Texas still beating US on jobless rate

Houston Chronicle - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
AUSTIN - The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 6.6 percent in October for the second straight month of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the jobless figure for last month, compared to 6.8 percent unemployment in ...

Texas housing boom helped the state added 36600 jobs in October, bringing the ...

Dallas Morning News (blog) - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
The construction industry helped fueled the growth, reflecting the rebounding housing market in Texas, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. Texas Workforce Commissioner for employers Tom Pauken said the construction ...

Hawaii jobless rate drops to 5.5 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
HONOLULU — Hawaii's unemployment rate is hitting a new four-year-low. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Thursday Hawaii's jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage point in October to a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent. The state's ...

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Boston Globe - ‎Nov 16, 2012‎
The state unemployment rate rose for the fourth consecutive month in October as the Massachusetts economy grew too slowly to absorb an influx of workers seeking jobs. The unemployment rate increased to 6.6 percent last month, from 6.5 percent in ...

State unemployment report mixed

The Seattle Times - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
The state unemployment rate fell in October, but largely because more people dropped out of the labor force, even as the economy added 6,700 jobs. By Sanjay Bhatt. Seattle Times business reporter. PREV of NEXT. Enlarge this photo ...

State jobless rate takes a tumble

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Georgia's jobless rate took its largest month-to-month tumble in 35 years in October, an indication the state's economy is rebounding after a half-decade of unemployment pain. The rate dropped from 9 percent in September to 8.7 percent in October, the ...

Early Signs of Sandy's Toll on Regional Economy

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
The superstorm that continues to upend thousands of homes, businesses and lives across the region has also played havoc on the economy, with early signs pointing to a heavy toll on the labor market. New Jersey and Connecticut reported increased jobless ...

Georgia unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
ATLANTA — Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9 percent in September, state labor officials said. That compares to a jobless rate of 9.7 percent a year ago, according to new figures announced ...

Wash. unemployment rate drops to 8.2 percent

The Seattle Times - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Washington state's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent and the state netted a gain of 6,700 jobs last month, state officials said Thursday. By RACHEL LA CORTE. Associated Press. Related. Most Popular Comments. Hide / Show comments ...

RI unemployment rate ticks down to 10.4 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is continuing to inch downward, with a slight decline posted for the sixth straight month. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday that the jobless rate was 10.4 percent in October ...

NJ jobless rate dips to 9.7 percent; 12K jobs lost

CBS News - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lost nearly 12,000 jobs in October, most of them in the private sector, even as the unemployment rate inched down to 9.7 percent, the state Labor Department reported. The drop of one-tenth of a percentage point, from 9.8 ...

N.J. unemployment rate dips to 9.7 percent, but state loses more than 11K jobs

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
unemployment.jpg New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 9.7 percent in October, but the state shed 11,700 jobs — the most this year. A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in this file photo. Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg ...

City's Unemployment Rate Dipped in October

New York Times (blog) - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Before Hurricane Sandy roared through, New York City was adding jobs and its unemployment rate was declining, the State Labor Department reported on Thursday. The city's unemployment rate dropped to 9.3 percent in October from 9.5 percent in ...

Massachusetts adds 7900 jobs in October; unemployment rises to 6.6 percent

Boston Herald - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Massachusetts added 7,900 jobs in October even as the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent, a slight increase from September's 6.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly labor report also included a revised gain of 2,700 ...

NJ loses jobs, but unemployment rate also falls

CBS News - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey officials say the state lost nearly 12,000 jobs in October but the unemployment rate also dropped by one-tenth of one percent. The state's unemployment rate for October was 9.7 percent, down from 9.6 percent for September.

Mass. unemployment rate ticks up to 6.6 percent

CBS News - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
BOSTON — The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent in October even as the state's economy added nearly 8,000 jobs. The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that the unemployment rate ...

Massachusetts unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in October, up from 6.5 ...

Boston.com - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff. Massachusetts' employers added 7,900 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked higher for the fourth straight month to 6.6 percent in October, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development ...

Georgia's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent in October

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Strong job creation, partly fueled by holiday hiring, pushed down Georgia's unemployment rate to 8.7 percent in October from 9 percent in September. “The unemployment rate dropped because we had an increase of 36,000 new jobs, which is the largest ...

Alabama Jobless Numbers Improve

Zolmax - ‎17 hours ago‎
Government officials in Alabama got early holiday gift this year as the state reported its unemployment rate to drop to 8.1 percent in October. Dallas County's jobless figure was 14.8 percent, which improved from 15.1 percent in September and 15.8 percent ...

Jobless rate dips to 4.8%

Brenham Banner Press - ‎19 hours ago‎
AUSTIN — Washington County's jobless rate dropped to its lowest level of the year during October, figures from the Texas Workforce Commission show. The county's unemployment rate last month was 4.7 percent, down slightly from September's 4.8 percent.

Jobless Rates For Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Lakeland Village Released

Patch.com - ‎20 hours ago‎
Riverside County's unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 12 percent, as job growth in most sectors offset sizable losses in others. The county's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October did not fluctuate from September, according ...

Unemployment dips

Franklin County Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
The county's jobless claims dropped by almost half a point in October, down to 8.7 percent. That is a slight decrease from September's reported totals of 9.1 percent and represents 43 fewer county residents who received unemployment. Gov. Robert Bentley ...

Hawaii unemployment rate lowest since November 2008

Big Island Video News - ‎Nov 17, 2012‎
HAWAII: Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month was at 5.5 percent for the first time since November 2008. The Hawai'i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations said on Thursday that October's numbers were down from 5.7 ...

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