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Mother Lode Unemployment Numbers Continue To Climb

Sacramento, CA — What a difference a year makes.

According to the latest unemployment figures published in the Sacramento Bee, and these are October numbers, a year ago the state unemployment rate was eight percent. This past October that rate had jumped to 12.3 percent.

A year ago October the Tuolumne County unemployment rate was eight percent … this past October the figure was 13.5 percent.

The 2008 figure for Calaveras County was 9.4 percent … the 2009 figure; 14.7 percent.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com