South Carolina's unemployment rate 4 percent in November

With the exception of October 2014, when it was equal to the national rate, Indiana's unemployment has been below the USA unemployment rate for more than four years.

Indiana's unemployment rate rebounded in November after four consecutive months of increases.

The Department of Employment and Workforce said in a news release Friday that the rate was up 0.1 percentage point from October's rate of 3.9 percent.

The employment to population ratio estimate of 61.7 percent remained above the USA average of 60.1 percent.

The U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it expects the labor market will continue to improve next year, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9 percent by the end of 2018. The private sector gained 2,500 jobs, with the largest gains in the healthcare and social assistance; professional and business services; and transportation and warehousing sectors. That's 1,300 fewer jobs than initially estimated.

The state hit a record low of 2.3 percent in April, May, and June.

Hawaii had the country's lowest unemployment rate in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Anthony Vega