Sacramento Jobless Rate Up
Unemployment is up in the Sacramento area. It was 6.4% in May. That’s up three-tenths of a percent from April…and 1.5% from the same time last year.
Friday, June 20, 2008
The figures were released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The total number of wage and salary jobs grew by 1,600 last month…mostly in government, education and health services. But the area lost 3,700 jobs over the past year with construction posting the greatest year-over-year decline in jobs.