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Unemployment Rate Increases Across Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — Unemployment statistics released Friday show that Tuolumne County’s jobless rate edged up to 12.2 percent during the month of June, and Calaveras County increased to 13.7 percent.

In May, Tuolumne County had an 11.9 percent rate and Calaveras County 13.6 percent. The state average in June remained steady at 11.6 percent. The statistics were compiled by the state’s Employment Development Department.

California has reported recent declines in the fields of construction, mining, manufacturing, finance, trade, transportation, professional services, leisure, health, education and government.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.