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Sacramento Area Unemployment Stays At 5.4 Percent In March

Health and education services added 1,200 jobs in March, according to Sacramento area employment data released today.

 

Monthly job figures show unemployment in the four-county Sacramento area stayed flat in March.

The jobless rate was 5.4 percent in March, unchanged from February and a more than 1 percent drop from a year ago. The numbers come from the state Employment Development Department.

Government led month-over-month employment gains by adding 1,400 jobs. Other sectors that added jobs include: education, healthcare and construction. Combined employment increased by 4,600 jobs between April and March. But gains were offset by job losses in financial activities, manufacturing and "other services."

In the four-county region, Placer County had the lowest unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. Yolo County had the highest at 6.5 percent.

Steve Milne

Morning Edition Anchor & Reporter

Steve is the voice of Capital Public Radio News as anchor of Morning Edition and Insight. He covers stories on a wide range of topics including: business, education, real estate, agriculture and music. Steve also produced stories for CapRadio.org.   Read Full Bio