Jobless rate holds steady for county |

Jobless rate holds steady for county

Nevada County had the sixth-lowest jobless rate in California, as the countywide figure held steady in October from the previous month.

Figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department show Nevada County’s unemployment rate was 4 percent in October, up only slightly from September’s upwardly revised 3.9 percent rate.

The countywide jobless rate a year ago was 3.6 percent.

Nevada County’s unemployment compares favorably with the state’s figure, which was 6.2 percent in October. The national jobless rate was 5.3 percent. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal effects.

Compared with other counties, Nevada County’s jobless rate was the sixth lowest in the state, tied with Orange County.

Sectors of the local economy that lost jobs were construction, printing, transportation, restaurants and bars, hotels, and the federal government.

Local government was the only sector of the economy that added employees.

The total number of jobs in Nevada County declined 1 percent from September, and was 0.9 percent lower than October 2001.

– John Dickey

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