Marin's unemployment rate rose in January, matching a trend throughout the Bay Area while the statewide rate went unchanged for the month, according to employment data released today.
Although Marin continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the Bay Area and throughout California, that rate jumped to 5.8 percent in January from 5.5 percent in December.
In Marin, Fairfax had the highest jobless rate at 9.9 percent, while Corte Madera had the lowest among Marin's towns and cities at 4,1 percent. Novato and San Rafael, home to Marin's largest employment hubs, had jobless rates of 6.9 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
The California unemployment rate remained unchanged from December at 9.8 percent. A year ago at this time, the jobless rate was at 11 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department.
In the Bay Area, the highest jobless rate was in Solano County at 10 percent in January.
Other counties saw unemployment rates rise, including San Francisco where December's 6.5 percent rate bumped up to 6.8 percent in January.
Nationwide, the unemployment rate in January was 7.9 percent.
Here's a city-by-city breakdown of the unemployment rates in Marin's towns and cities:Area Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate Marin County 141,400 133,200 8,300 5.8% Corte Madera 5,500 5,200 200 4.1% Fairfax 5,000 4,500 500 9.9% Larkspur 7,400 7,100 300 4.3% Mill Valley 7,700 7,400 300 4.4% Novato 27,800 25,900 1,900 6.9% San Anselmo 8,000 7,400 600 7.3% San Rafael 32,200 30,000 2,200 7.0% Sausalito 5,600 5,400 200 4.4%
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