Trinity County’s unemployment rate rose from 5.7% in June to 5.8% in July, but still better than the 8.0% rate a year, according to preliminary data issued last week by the Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division.

The national unemployment rate in June was 5.7%, down from 6.1% the month before and down from 10.5% in July 2020. California’s rate this July was 7.9%, down from 8.0% in June and down from 13.6% the year before.

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

Trinity County unemployment rate ranked 11th from the top in July among California’s 58 counties. Marin County ranked first with unemployment at 4.5% and at the bottom was Imperial County at 18.9%.

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, and education and health services employment posted the largest gains. State and 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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