Posts Tagged ‘Trinity County’
An unvaccinated Trinity County dog tested positive for rabies after biting at least one person. The dog’s owner took the animal to Humboldt County for testing at the county Department of Public Health and Human Services’ public health laboratory.
That is, at least according to big med’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is apparently ranking counties throughout the country. It’s a business venture for the Foundation, but it provides fodder for contemplation.
Unemployment Data for Humboldt County, by Local Area
The California Employment Development Department has just released a breakdown of unemployment figures for Humboldt County, California, sorted by individual cities and towns. The below figures were released yesterday, November 20, 2009. The EDD releases these statistics on a monthly basis. Current statistics reflect the EDD’s findings as of October 31, 2009.
The City of Rio Dell seems to be the hardest hit in the community,with a whopping 16% unemployment rate. Well above both the state and national unemployment averages. Ferndale had the absolute lowest level of unemployment with just 2.6%. Willow Creek seems to be holding steady at a relatively impressive 7.2%, despite town’s poor economy, lack of any major employers or new jobs.
Just a quick view of the below chart shows that unemployment seems to be highest in “metro” areas of Humboldt County, with Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville all having jobless ratings over 11%. The more sparsely populated areas of Humboldt County seem to have the lowest rates of unemployment. The sole exception being Fortuna, which managed an unemployment rate of only 7.6%. Fortuna was well below both the state and county unemployment rate averages.
The state unemployment average for all counties in California was approximately 12.5% during the same period. As expected, Northern California counties have been hit the hardest, garnering most of the top positions in yesterday’s poll. Trinity County had the most unemployment in the region at a rate of 17.9%. The relatively affluent Marin County had the lowest unemployment rate in the entire state with just 8.1% of its population being unemployed. The absolute worst area of California ends-up being Imperial County, with a whopping 30% unemployment rate.
Below are some statistics for other areas of the state as of October 2009, as well as a complete comparison of cities and towns in Humboldt County.
Sonoma County – 10.1%
Mendocino County- 10.6%
Lake County – 16.2%
Napa County- 9%
San Francisco (metro area) – 9.3%
Shasta County- 15.3%
Tehama County- 13.9%
Trinity County- 17.9%
Siskiyou County- 14.7%
Imperial County- 30%
Marin County- 8.1% (lowest in State)
|Monthly Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (CDP)|
|October 2009 – Preliminary|
|Data Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Blue Lake city||600||600||100||9.7%||0.010374||0.008831|
|Rio Dell city||1,400||1,200||200||16.4%||0.021651||0.034172|
|Willow Creek CDP||700||600||100||7.2%||0.012178||0.007487|
Cody Angus Baker is in the process of appealing the nine-year, eight-month prison sentence handed down by a Trinity County Superior Court judge for his role in a 2007 crash that killed four of his passengers near Ruth Lake.
Human remains found in Trinity County last week were identified as a missing Garberville man on Wednesday and his death appears to be a suicide. Sam Dunlea Cushman, 36, was reported missing May 3 and was classified as “at risk,”
It’s the third year of a monumental effort. North Coast Stand Down — a massive collaborative effort to meet the needs of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity county veterans — kicks off this morning at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds.
RUTH LAKE — The Ruth Lake Summer Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Ruth Lake Recreation Campground in southern Trinity County. A blueberry pancake breakfast with ham and juice will be put on by the Southern Trinity Fire
A 20-year-old Humboldt County man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after a fatal wreck on Lower Mad River Road near Ruth in Trinity County. Around 11 pm, a vehicle driven by Danny B. King hit a curve in the road …
Contra Costa Times, CA
Thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain and hail continued to move though inland Humboldt County and Trinity County Wednesday. Lightning sparked three small fires on the Six Rivers National Forest’s Mad River Ranger District, said fire management …
One can only imagine that if Trinity County Superior Court Judge Anthony Edwards had things to do over again, he might have acted differently. Back in March 2008, Edwards rejected Cody Baker’s plea deal for his role in an Aug.
A Trinity County prosecutor announced this week he will not retry Arcata resident Carlous Baum on charges of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing his friend in 2007 after mistaking him for a bear.