(Unemployment down in November)….The latest numbers were released Friday morning.
They were put together by the Employment Development Depart, Labor Market Information Division. The November jobless rate came in at an estimated 23.8 percent. That is down from the October estimate of 26.3 percent, and below the year ago estimate of 26.4 percent. The report indicates 58,300 eligible workers were unemployed out of a local labor force of 76,500 in November. The state unemployment rate was estimated at 8.3 percent in November as compared to 6.6 percent for the nation during the same time period.