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New Unemployment Figures Released For Region

Sonora, CA — California’s unemployment rate was unchanged last month, but it inched up in the Mother Lode.

The statewide rate remained at 4.7-percent, while Tuolumne County’s rate inched up to 5.2-percent and Calaveras County’s was up to an even 5-percent. The national unemployment inched up slightly to 4.4-percent.

California sectors that added jobs last month include professional services, construction, finance, hospitality, mining and logging. Sectors that posted declines include manufacturing, trade, transportation and utilities. The statistics were compiled by the California Employment Development Department.