Valley unemployment rates in September are trending down across all counties, California’s employment department announced in preliminary figures on Friday.
The Golden State’s unemployment rate sits at 4 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department. The figure is a drop of one-tenth of one percent from September 2018.
San Joaquin Valley counties reported sharp drops in unemployment. The sharpest drop occurred in Fresno County – with more than a half percent cut in the jobless rate – led by 3,500 jobs filled in the public sector.
Meanwhile, the highest jobless rate in the Valley belongs to Tulare County, which sits at a stubborn 7.6 percent for September.
Take a look at each county’s unemployment numbers:
|County||August 2019 Rate||September 2019 Rate||Month-to-Month % change||% change from 2018|
|Merced||7.1||5.5||– 1.6||– 0.5|
|Madera||6.4||5.0||– 1.4||– 0.3|
|Fresno||6.5||5.3||– 1.2||– 0.6|
|Tulare||9.2||7.6||– 1.6||– 0.4|
|Kings||6.9||5.7||– 1.2||– 0.2|
|Kern||7.3||6.0||– 1.6||– 0.5|