Since January 2013, Colusa County’s unemployment rate dropped nearly 6% from 23.7% to 17.8%, remaining second in the state of California with the highest Unemployment.
Imperial County continues to lead with the highest unemployment rate in the state with 23.8%, down 1.8% from January 2013.
California’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.5 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 44,300 during the month for a total gain of 902,900 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys.
The U.S. unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent in November.
Other area counties unemployment rates include: Butte County 9.3%, Lake County 12.2%, Yolo County 9.4% and Yuba County at 11.9%.