Farms and Manufacturing Add Jobs Locally In August

Unemployment in the four-county Sacramento area fell in August. The jobless rate was 8.5%, down from 8.9% in July.

The number of jobs increased by 1,800 from July to August.

"That's a typical increase and actually we're seeing a normal increase and we really want to see a little bit more so we're hoping to see a little bit more next month and we expect that we will see a larger increase next month."

Heather Chamizo is with the state Employment Development Department which released the numbers today. Chamizo says she expects to see a larger increase in job growth in September because it marks the start of the new school year.

Meanwhile, sectors that added jobs from July to August include: manufacturing and agriculture. Sectors that lost jobs include professional and business services.



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