Friday, March 6, 2009

Double-Digit Unemployment

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM


The latest figures from the state Employment Development Department show that the Humboldt County unemployment rate has shattered a psychological ceiling. Dennis Mullins, the EDD stats man for the North Coast, writes:

Humboldt’s preliminary January 2009 jobless rate was 11.1 percent, up 2.1 percent from the revised December 2008 rate of 9.0 percent and 3.5 percent above the year-ago, January 2008 rate of 7.6 percent ... At 11.1 percent, Humboldt ranked 24th among the State’s 58 counties. Some surrounding county rates included 12.4 percent for Del Norte, 17.6 percent for Siskiyou, 20.9 percent for Trinity, 15.2 percent for Shasta, and 10.8 percent for Mendocino. Marin County had the lowest rate at 6.6 percent and Colusa had the highest with 26.7 percent. The comparable U.S. rate was 8.5 percent.

Here's a spreadsheet (.xls) that includes industry-specific breakdowns and comparisons with state and national trends. The numbers are not adjusted for seasonal employment.

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