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Unemployment Rate Increases

Sacramento, CA — The unemployment rate in Tuolumne County edged up to 12.7 percent during the month of July and Calaveras County increased to 14.2 percent.

In June the rate was 12.2 percent in Tuolumne and 13.7 in Calaveras. Meanwhile, the state average increased from 11.6 to 11.9 percent from June to July.

The new statistics were released by the state.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.