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Mother Lode Unemployment Rates Drop

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Sonora, CA — The unemployment rate dropped last month in both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.

In October, Tuolumne County registered a jobless rate of 12.9 percent, compared to 13.1 percent in September. Calaveras County’s rate in October was 14.8 percent, compared to 15.3 percent in September. California’s unemployment rate in October was unchanged at 12.4 percent. Statewide, the category of professional and business services posted the largest increase over the month, adding 14,800 jobs.