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Minimal Change In Unemployment Rate Across Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — During the month of September the unemployment rate in Tuolumne County stood at 12.7 percent and Calaveras County increased to 14.3 percent.

In August, Calaveras County registered 14.2 percent and Tuolumne County was at 12.7 percent. The state’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 12.2 percent in September from a revised 12.3 percent in August.

The Associated Press reports California has lost 732,700 jobs since September 2008, a decline of about 4.9 percent.

The numbers were compiled by the California Employment Development Department.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.