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Local Unemployment Statistics

Sonora, CA — The unemployment rate in the Mother Lode remains slightly above the state average.

New statistics released by the California Employment Development Department put the state’s average at 7.4% for the month of July, unchanged from June.

Tuolumne County’s rate was up to 8.1% in July, compared to 7.6% the month prior. Calaveras County’s rate climbed to 8.6%, compared to 8% in June.

Statewide, sectors that added jobs included mining and logging, utilities, trade, leisure, and health services. Areas that reported declines included manufacturing and financial services.