Unemployment Rate Unchanged
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Sonora, CA -- The unemployment rate remained steady for both the state and the Mother Lode.
California's jobless rate continued on a positive downward trend. It dropped two-tenths of a point from 8.7%to 8.5% in November. According to the California Employment Development Department(EDD) more than 44,000 non-farm jobs were added. However, California's rate still exceeded the national unemployment rate which dipped to 7% in November.
The report showed the Mother Lode figures did not budge. Tuolumne County's rate was 8.7% in October and remained there for November. Calaveras County's rate also stayed steady at 9.6% for both October and November.
Sectors that posted the largest job declines were financial activities and government. Areas that saw job gains included mining, logging, construction, and manufacturing.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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