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Mother Lode Unemployment Rate Increases

Sonora, CA — The unemployment rate edged up in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties last month.

In Tuolumne County the rate for July was up to 13.5 percent, compared to 13.2 percent in June. In Calaveras County the unemployment rate increased to 15.7 percent, as opposed to 15.1 percent in June. California’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 12.3 percent.

Losing the highest amount of jobs was the federal government, notably temporary census workers.

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