July Unemployment Rate Stands At 4.9% In Shasta County

Shasta County’s unemployment rate is up a little bit from last year. July’s 4.9% rate is and a half percent higher than last July and a slight improvement from the June rate of 5%. Between June and July the labor force decreased by 1,100 people, so they were not counted as being among the jobless. The number of actual jobs decreased by 1,900. The most losses by far -2,000- were in public schools because of summer vacation. 100 jobs each were lost in retail and in business services. Gains were seen in private education, leisure and hospitality, and financial activities. Tehama County had a 6.1% jobless rate last month. For Trinity County it was 5.1% and it was 5.7% in Siskiyou County. It was 4.8% for California and 3.8% nationally.