Meanwhile, the state's jobless rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 6.1 percent. That's the highest since it's been since 1994, but still below the national rate for the seventh straight month.
The state now has 5.76 million nonfarm jobs, the fewest since August 2006.
Still, the state is doing better than the national average.
The national jobless rate is 6.7 percent.