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Unemployment Rate Edges Up Across Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County’s unemployment rate increased to 13.8 percent in November and Calaveras County was up to 15.1 percent.

In October, Tuolumne County registered 13.5 percent and Calaveras County was at 14.7 percent.

California’s unemployment rate fell last month, down to 12.3 percent from October’s 12.5 percent. The job field with the most growth statewide was the business service sector, adding 8,000 jobs. The largest decline was in the area of trade and transportation, losing a total of 8,200 jobs.

The statistics were released by the California Employment Development Department.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.