Marin unemployment rate 3.1 percent in June

POSTED: 07/21/17, 1:51 PM PDT | UPDATED: ON 07/21/2017

Author: Richard Halstead

Publication: Marin Independent Journal


Marin County’s unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in June, up slightly from 2.6 percent in May, according to the state Employment Development Department.

Despite the uptick, Marin’s jobless rate in June was the second-lowest in the state. The only county in the state with a lower unemployment rate was San Mateo, which had a 2.9 percent rate.

Imperial County had the state’s highest unemployment rate in June at 20.8 percent.

Among Marin municipalities, Corte Madera had the lowest jobless rate: 2.1 percent. Mill Valley wasn’t far behind with a 2.2 percent rate, followed by Fairfax with a 2.3 percent rate, San Anselmo with 2.9 percent, Novato with 3.1 percent, San Rafael with 3.3 percent and Sausalito with 3.6 percent. Unemployment was highest in Larkspur, which reported a 3.8 percent rate.

The state Employment Development Department estimated 4,400 people were looking for work in Marin, including 1,100 in San Rafael and 900 in Novato.

California reported a statewide jobless rate of 4.9 percent, while the national rate was 4.4 percent.

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