Humboldt Jobless Rate Down
Humboldt County’s preliminary April unemployment rate is 11.2 percent, down 0.9 percentage points over the month, and down 0.4 percentage points over the year. The comparable, not-seasonally-adjusted California rate is 11.7 percent, down 0.6 percentage points over the month. Humboldt is ranked 18th from the top among the 58 counties statewide. Some surrounding county rates include: Del Norte (13.2 percent), Siskiyou (17.8 percent), Trinity (19.2 percent), Shasta (15.6 percent), and Mendocino (11.6 percent). Marin County (7.6 percent) had the lowest rate and Imperial (27.9 percent) had the highest. The comparable U.S. rate is 8.7 percent, down 0.5 percentage points over the month.
Total Humboldt industry employment grew 600 jobs over the month, ending the period with 46,400. All industry sectors increased jobs or were unchanged over the month. Total Government employment remained down 100 jobs over the year.
Month-over job growth occurred in:
o Farm (+100)
o Construction (+100)
o Trade, Transportation & Utilities (+100)
o Other Services (+100)
Industry sectors with no change over the month:
o Mining & Logging
o Financial Activities
o Professional & Business Services
o Private Educational & Health Services
o Leisure & Hospitality