Valley Unemployment Increases

January 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A rash of recent layoffs and businesses shutting down leads to a drastic increase in unemployment in the Valley and across the state.New unemployment numbers released Friday morning show a dramatic increase statewide, with Valley unemployment being some of the worst in California.

Statewide, unemployment now stands close to double digits at 9.1 percent. That's up nearly a full percent from last month.

Locally numbers are even worse.

Numbers are up valley wide with Fresno County now standing at 13.2 percent unemployment. That's up more than one percent from last month.

Merced County has the Valley's worst unemployment rate. It stands at 15.5 percent, up more than 2 percent from a month ago.

Tulare County has an unemployment rate of 14.3 percent, up close to two percent.

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