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OC Unemployment Rose in January

Still below California jobless rate

Orange County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.4%  in January, up from a revised 2.7%  in December, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

That compares to an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.6% for California and 3.9% for the nation during the same period.

Between December and January, total non-farm OC employment declined from nearly 1.71 million to just over 1.68 million for a decrease of 24,700 jobs.

Trade, transportation, and utilities declined the most of any sector in Orange County,  losing 6,800 jobs, the state EDD said in a statement today.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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