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Nevada County Unemployment Numbers Mixed

Some mixed news for Nevada County on the job front The first unemployment numbers are out for the year. Luis Alejo is a Labor Market Consultant for the state Employment Development Department. He says unemployment has gone up from the previous month, but down from a year ago…

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Nevada County’s jobless rate is slightly higher than the national rate of 6.1 percent, but almost a full point lower than the state average of 7.3 percent. Alejo says the reason for the December to January jump is primarily in the retail sector…

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There’s usually a hiring increase in December for the holidays, and those people are laid off in January. Alejo says, though, the overall outlook is positive…

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The total number of jobs in Nevada County is 30, 920 for January–an increase of 40 over December of last year.

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