August Unemployment Rate Was 5.1% In Shasta County

Shasta County employment has been oddly consistent ever since the Spring. The August unemployment rate of 5.1% is up from the 4.9% in July, but the rate has not varied more than 2 tenths of a percentage point since the drop from 6% to 5% between March and April. Between July and August 100 jobs were lost in leisure and hospitality. 1,700 jobs were added in government as school summer vacation came to an end. The labor force increased by 1,300 people. The jobless rate in Tehama County was 6% last month. It was 5.2% in Trinity County and 5.8% in Siskiyou County. The statewide rate matched Shasta County at 5.1% and it was 3.9% nationally.