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Unemployment Rate Falls

Sonora, CA — The unemployment rate in the Mother Lode is right in line with the state average.

California’s rate fell to 7.3% in September, compared to 7.4% in August. Categories that added jobs include construction, transportation, trade and professional services. Sectors that lost jobs include manufacturing, education services, health services, and hospitality.

Tuolumne County’s rate is 7.0% and Calaveras County is 7.7%. Imperial County has the state’s highest unemployment rate at 23.9% and Marin County is the lowest at 3.9%.

The statistics were compiled by the California Employment Development Department.