Unemployment Numbers Decreasing in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN - For the first time in more than a year, some good news on the jobless front.

Unemployment numbers across the state and here in the basin are down.

In November, the State's unemployment rate dropped to 8%, that's down from 8.3% in October.

In Midland, November's unemployment rate was 5.6%, and that's down from 5.8% in October.

In Odessa, they had an 8.5% jobless rate in November and that's down from 8.9% in October.

The State's jobless rate is still well below the National average of 10%.