RED BLUFF — The unemployment rate for Tehama County was 4.1 percent during October, a decrease from the 4.5 percent of August, the last time these numbers were provided.
According to the preliminary numbers released by the California Employment Development Department, Tehama County continues to rank 37th among the 58 counties in the state for the unemployment rate.
Construction jobs saw the most significant increase from October 2021 to 2022, increasing to 12.6 percent, while the mining and logging field decreased by 8.3 percent.
Butte County ranked 28th in the state with 3.8 percent unemployment. Shasta County was at 3.8 percent, and Glenn County ranked 44th with 4.6 percent. Plumas County had 4.8 percent unemployment and ranked 45th.
Once again, San Mateo County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2 percent. San Francisco County had the subsequent lowest unemployment at 2.1 percent, followed by Marin and Santa Clara counties with 2.2 percent.
Imperial County had the highest unemployment in the state at 16.2 percent, followed by Tulare at 7.9 percent. Colusa County was at 7.2 percent employment.
California’s overall unemployment rate for October was 3.8 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percent from August. The national unemployment rate for October was 3.7 percent.