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Unemployment Rate Across Mother Lode Increases

Sonora, CA — New statistics released today by the state show that Tuolumne County’s unemployment rate edged up to 12.5 percent in February and Calaveras County was up to 13.9 percent.

Tuolumne County has a labor force of 27,060 workers and 3,390 were looking for work last month. Calaveras County’s labor force is 21,110 and 2,940 were in search of a job.

On the whole, California’s unemployment rate was 10.5 percent. One year ago, it was 6.2 percent.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com