Area Jobless Rates Recede as Employment Edges Upward Seasonally
January 6 -- Area jobless rates fell across all regional labor markets in November as employment levels advanced seasonally over the month. Payroll jobs in local metro areas also rose monthly. Over the year, average jobless rates in region's metro areas were largely stable despite employment and payroll job gains. Among the region's smaller counties, annual labor force and employment gains were minor, and jobless rates remained mostly unchanged.