Job picture brighter for Placer County
County unemployment rates in September
Placer 4.4 percent
Source: Employment Development Department
A buoyant job market has dropped
State Employment Development Department statistics released this week for
The result of the department’s monthly poll of employers was enough to place
Labor market analyst Elizabeth Bosley said the unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden statistical area, which includes Placer and
The change year-over-year in the region represents an uptick of 23,100 jobs to 925,700.
The state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in September, which The Associated Press reported is the lowest in nearly eight years.
The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, down from 6.1 percent in August, as a result of payroll gains. The last time
While the state’s job market continues to expand, it grew at a slower pace. The agency said
But four categories – mining and logging, manufacturing, financial activities and education and health services – reported a loss of 8,300 jobs.
The overall number of people unemployed was down by 43,000 since August and stands at 1.1 million. That figure doesn’t include Californians who have stopped looking for work, or people working part-time who would rather be working full-time.