County unemployment rate at record high
March 12, 2010
The number of unemployed county residents rose by 1,900 people during the month, bringing the 12 month total of non-farm jobs lost to 5,200.
Statewide, the unemployment rate increased to 12.5 percent in January, compared with a national 10.6 percent rate.
California had the fifth-highest rate in the country behind Michigan at 14.3 percent, Nevada at 13 percent, Rhode Island at 12.7 percent followed by South Carolina at 12.6 percent.