New Valley Unemployment Numbers

March 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
New figures released Thursday show valley unemployment increased for the six-county area for the month of January.Fresno, Merced and Tulare counties saw an increase of nearly five percent compared to January of 2008.

Kings, Madera and Mariposa counties saw an increase of nearly four percent.

Merced County has the highest unemployment at 18.9 percent.

Tulare County was second at 16.2 percent.

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