Unemployment Rates Inches Down

Shasta County's unemployment rate continues to inch down, with a drop of 2-tenths of a percent between February and March. The 10.9 percent rate is well below the 12.3 percent seen last March. 500 people entered the labor force with jobs last month. The jobless rate for Tehama County was 11.7 percent in March. It was 13.3 in Trinity County, and 14.9 in Siskiyou County. The state unemployment rate is 8.4 percent and 6.8 percent nationally.