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Local unemployment numbers appear to reflect national jobs report

President Trump applauded the results of the latest job report.

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 5:40 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2019 11:13 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - President Trump applauded the results of the latest job report, which showed unemployment dipping 3.5%, matching the lowest since 1969. 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the November 2019 Employment Situation report:

"The November jobs report vastly outpaced predictions, with 266,000 jobs created. With 41,000 jobs in upward revisions for September and October, 6.6 million total jobs have been created since January 2017."

"The unemployment rate of 3.5% matched the September 2019 rate, a level that has not been achieved since 1969. November 2019 marks the 21st consecutive month in which the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%."

Action News Now took a look at numbers in Butte County. Those appear to match the national report. In October, the unemployment rate was 3.8%. That's about a 3% fall from January. 

Glenn County reported a 4.4% unemployment rate, Tehama County 4.3%, and Shasta County matching Butte County at 3.8% for the month of October. 

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Kings19760160
Placer17675188
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Santa Cruz12687130
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Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
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Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
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Amador304232
Lake268132
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Glenn198522
Colusa18549
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