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Unemployment Rate Drops In July For Nevada County

After a nearly half-point increase, it’s a minor point-two-percent decrease in Nevada County’s unemployment rate. It was down point-two percent in July, but also three full points lower than a year ago. Luis Alejo, with the state’s Employment Development Department, says once again the Leisure and Hospitality sector had the strongest numerical monthly gain, of 220 jobs…

click to listen to Luis Alejo

The second-largest gain was in Logging, Mining, and Construction, at 120 jobs. Nevada County has the ninth-lowest rate among California’s 58 counties. But Alejo says we also continue to have a small labor pool…

click to listen to Luis Alejo

Meanwhile, the governor’s office says California’s jobless rate fell to historically-low levels, while adding the state’s largest job gain since February. It’s also the second-largest increase since August of last year. The number of employed residents rose for the seventh straight month and the private sector achieved a full recovery from the pandemic-induced recession.

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