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Mother Lode Unemployment Statistics Similar To State Average

Sonora, CA — New unemployment statistics released this morning show that the unemployment rates in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties are slightly above the state average.

For the month of December, the California Employment Development Department says Calaveras County registered a 10.8% unemployment rate, 9.7% in Tuolumne County and 9.3% statewide.

Calaveras County has a labor force of 21,650 workers and 2,350 are without work. Tuolumne County has 27,110 workers and 2,630 are currently unemployed.

Marin County has the lowest rate in the state at 5.4%, while Imperial County in southern California registered the highest at 22.6%.

Written by BJ Hansen