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Local Jobless Rate Still Below Nation

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Unemployment in Tuolumne County rose slightly in December, up to 6 percent from 5.8 percent in November. That´s well below the state rate of 6.6 percent.

Calaveras County saw a 7.5 percent rate for December, which was also slightly up from November. The National average reported last week by the U.S. Labor department was 6 percent for December.