Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    

Humboldt jobless rate down. Lowest since 2008

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There’s good news regarding jobs here on the North Coast. Humboldt County’s preliminary unemployment rate has "not" changed from eight percent from February. January’s revised rate was the same. The county is down one percent from February of last year. This is Humboldt County’s lowest February jobless rate since 2008.

Humboldt County remained ranked twenty-second in the state's counties. Del Norte at eleven percent and Siskiyou County with fifteen percent were considerably higher. Marin County had the lowest unemployment rate at four percent.

Year-over Job Growth: Financial Activities (+100), Private Education and Health Services (+200), Leisure and Hospitality (+100) and Government (+100).  For more information about job numbers here on the North Coast go to: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov