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New Unemployment Statistics Released By State

Sonora, CA — California’s statewide unemployment rate is slightly lower than the Mother Lode region.

During the month of March, Calaveras County had a 14.4 percent unemployment rate, Tuolumne County 13 percent and California 11.2 percent.

The statistics are compiled monthly by the California Employment Development Department.

Calaveras County has a labor force of 21,320 and 3,070 are seeking work. Tuolumne County’s labor force is 27,050 and 3,520 are unemployed.

The U.S. unemployment rate was at 8.5 percent during the month of March.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com