Tuesday, Jan 17 2012 1:35PM
Rural unemployment dipped in November, but still remains high nationwide.
Based on job data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Daily Yonder reports the rural unemployment rate hit its lowest point in nearly three years in November.
In the year ending in November, two out of three rural counties in the U.S. gained jobs, the newspaper states. Nearly 300,000 jobs were created in rural communities during that period.
"Over the last three years, the unemployment rate in rural America has dropped more quickly than anyplace else in the country," said U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The unemployment rate for rural areas may have fallen during November, but many states still have high rural jobless rates, according to the newspaper.
California led the nation with a rural unemployment rate of 12.3 percent in November. Nearly 47,000 rural state residents were receiving unemployment benefits during the period. Eight other states had double-digit rural jobless rates to end the month.
For further information, check out this source: The Daily Yonder