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Nevada County Has Ninth-Lowest Jobless Rate

Nevada County’s unemployment ranking is perhaps the best it’s been in years, despite the pandemic, with the 9th-lowest rate among the 58 counties. Employment Development Department Labor Market Analyst, Sheila Stock, says even though our rate, of five-point-six percent in November, is still nearly twice as high as a year ago, smaller, rural counties aren’t being hit as hard, when compared to the larger, urban areas…

click to listen to Sheila Stock

One notable sector in Nevada County that contributed significantly to the half-a-point drop from October was manufacturing, which gained 130 jobs…

click to listen to Sheila Stock

But the most significant gain was in Leisure and Hospitality, which added 220 jobs in the last month, although it’s still eleven-hundred-40 fewer jobs than a year ago. And Retail Trade added 80 more jobs. But Stock also points out that this report was actually issued about a-month before the Stay At Home Order went into effect.

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