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|