Shasta County Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 5%

Shasta County’s unemployment rate is up from a year ago. The April jobless rate of 5% compares to 4.4% in April of last year, when there were 1,300 fewer people in the labor force. The March rate was 6%. Month-over losses were seen in the trade, transportation and utilities sector. Tehama County had a 5.8% unemployment rate. It was 6% in Trinity County and 6.3% in Siskiyou County. The statewide rate was 4.3% and it was 3.1% nationally.