Tulare County Jobless Rate Falls To 11 Percent
The unemployment rate in the Tulare County was 11.0 percent in May 2015, down from a revised 11.4 percent in April 2015, and below the year-ago estimate of 12.2 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.2 percent for California and 5.3 percent for the nation during the same period.
Year over year farm jobs fell by 300 while nonfarm jobs were up by 3000.
Fresno Unemployment Rate Below Double Digits
The unemployment rate in the Fresno County was 9.8 percent in May 2015, down from a revised 10.1 percent in April 2015, and below the year-ago estimate of 11.0 percent. This is the first time since 2008 that the jobless rate in May was below a double digit number.
Between May 2014 and May 2015, total industry employment increased by 10,800 jobs (up 2.9 percent). Nonfarm employment rose by 10,500 jobs (up 3.4 percent), and despite the drought – farm employment gained 300 jobs (up 0.5 percent).
• Trade, transportation, and utilities reported the largest year-over increase of 3,200 jobs.
Wholesale trade added 1,500 jobs, retail trade grew by 1,100 jobs, and transportation,
warehousing, and utilities increased by 600 jobs.
• Professional and business services expanded by 2,500 jobs. Gains were in
administrative and support and waste services (up 2,400 jobs) and management of
companies and enterprises (up 100 jobs).
• Educational and health services posted an increase of 2,300 jobs. Healthcare and social
assistance added 2,200 jobs, and educational services rose by 100 jobs.
• Government recorded a gain of 1,200 jobs. Gains were in local government (up
600 jobs), state government (up 400 jobs), and federal government (up 200 jobs).
• Manufacturing posted an increase of 600 jobs, and financial activities grew by 500 jobs.