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Local Unemployment Slightly Down

Jobless rates in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties were down in May.

The State Employment Development Department says that in May, Tuolumne County added 240 jobs and Calaveras County added about 200 jobs.

Tuolumne County´s unemployment rate was 6.5 percent. In April, it was 7.5 percent. Last year, that number was 5.7 percent.

Calaveras County´s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in May. In April, it was 8.9 percent. One year ago, the jobless rate in Calaveras was 6.4 percent.