Unemployment Dip In Gold Country

Unemployment Dip In Gold Country

California’s unemployment rate fell to again in May to 4.7 percent, a dip from 4.8 percent a month earlier.  On Friday, the state Employment Development Department reported that last month’s figure tied the record low from November-December in 2000.  Last year May’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent.  The Mother Lode followed suit with Amador County’s rate declining to 4.4 percent last month from 5.1 percent in April. These figures represent 640 unemployed residents in Amador County. Calaveras County dropped as well to 4.3 percent down from 4.7 percent in April. These figures represent 910 unemployed in Calaveras County. Government jobs posted the largest jobs increase, with a gain of 12,300, followed by information at 9,600. Leisure and hospitality had the largest jobs decline, down 9,700, followed by professional and business services, dropping by 1,700, and mining and logging, dipped by 400. The U.S. jobless rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in April to 4.4 percent, with employers adding 211,000 nonfarm payroll jobs nationwide.

Written by Joey Guidi

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