Trinity County’s unemployment rate for September dropped to just 3.7 percent — down from 4.4 percent in August, 5 percent in July and 4.3 percent in September 2018, according to preliminary data released last week by the Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division.

The county’s total labor force also shrank from 4,950 in August to 4,780 in September which was also a drop from 4,850 one year ago.

The California and U.S. unemployment rates also dropped from 4.2 percent in August to 3.5 percent in September statewide and from 3.8 percent to 3.3 percent nationally.

Trinity County’s unemployment rate ranked 34th from the top statewide last month with San Mateo County at the top with an unemployment rate of just 1.7 percent. Imperial County ranked 58th with the highest unemployment rate of 20.7 percent.

Sectors experiencing job growth over the past year in Trinity County include private services, goods production and trade/transportation/utilities. Losses occurred in federal and local government jobs. Sectors experiencing no change in year-over numbers include total farming, mining/logging/construction, manufacturing, financial activities, leisure/hospitality, education/health services and state government.

These data, as well as other labor market data, are available online at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov.

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