The unemployment rate for November was 6.7%, down from the October rate of 6.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “In November, notable job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, professional and business services, and health care. Employment declined in government and retail trade,” according to the BLS.

Meanwhile, there was a drop in the number of initial jobless claims for the week ending November 28 – down to 712,000. The data from the Department of Labor is less than economists’ projections of 780,000 claims.

WorkingNation is always looking for employment and training opportunities around the country. Here are some recent findings.

From Alabama: The Birmingham Times reports an IBM partnership with Miles College will aid students and faculty with their tech skills.

From Iowa: Times Republican reports a pair of grants will help provide training and certification to people wanting to become 911 operators.

From Minnesota: RiverTowns reports Minnesota State College Southeast is collaborating with business partners to bring mechatronics training to the area.

From Montana: MSU News Service reports Montana State University’s library is in partnership with other institutions to build data science capacity via recruiting, training, and developing the library workforce.

From New Jersey: Solar Power World reports legislation in New Jersey will provide workforce training for 2,500 individuals from low-income households by 2025.

From Pennsylvania: Daily American reports agriculture apprenticeships will help fill 75,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

From Vermont: NBC5 reports Northern Vermont University has received a $3.5 million grant to allow students to “earn while they learn” and also help them move from the classroom into careers.

From Washington: HeraldNet reports aerospace manufacturing apprenticeships offer valuable hands-on paid training.

November 30: Back to Work: From cloud certification programs to virtual job fairs
November 23: Are you looking for your next job? Here’s a look at what is happening around the country
November 16: Trying to get back in the workforce? States are stepping up to help
November 9: Are you looking for a new job? These states are providing opportunities
October 26: Jobs are local. What’s happening in your state?
October 12: Need a job? States around the country are pushing to get people back into the workforce
October 5: Looking for a new job? These states have opportunities
September 30: Looking for a path to a new job?
September 14: 8 programs addressing the highest unemployment rates in the U.S.
August 31: Need a job? Here are 8 programs that might help
August 24: Seeking work? Here are 8 states trying to get you back on the job
August 17: Unemployed? Here is how 8 more states are trying to get you back to work
August 10: Looking for work? Here are 8 ways 8 states are trying to help

We’ll keep looking, so check back for more stories from around the country.

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