Trinity County’s unemployment rate rose from 5.6 percent in May to 5.7 percent in June, but still lower than a year ago when the June rate was 8.9 percent, according to preliminary data issued last week by the Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division.

The national unemployment rate in June was 6.1 percent, up from 5.5 percent the month before and down from 11.2 percent in June 2020. California’s rate this June was 8.0 percent, up from 7.5 percent in May and down from 14.1 percent the year before.

Trinity County’s total labor force numbered 4,800 in June, up from 4,590 in May and up from 4,610 in June 2020.

Trinity County ranked seventh from the top in May among California’s 58 counties. Marin County ranked first with unemployment at 4.7 percent and at the bottom was Imperial County at 17.5 percent.

Trinity County held steady or saw increases over the past month in many categories. Mining, logging and construction, along with leisure and hospitality, federal government, transportation and utilities, manufacturing, and education and health services employment posted the largest gains. Local government employment saw a slight dip.

These data, as well as other labor market data, are available online at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov or by calling 916-262-2162.

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