El Dorado County highest Jobless Rate in Region
Sanford Nax, Sacramento Business Journal, June 16, 2012El Dorado County had the highest jobless rate in the four-county region with 11 percent. The other counties’ rates were: Yolo 10.8; Sacramento, 10.5; Placer, 9.8.
Education and health services boosted payrolls by 4,400 jobs, or 4.3 percent, in the last 12 months. That helped reduce the region’s unemployment rate from 11.5 percent in May 2011.
The biggest losers by percentage included construction, down 3,300 jobs, or 9.2 percent; publishing, a 6.9 percent decrease; and city government, down 5 percent...