Santa Cruz County, CA monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Santa Cruz County, CA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Santa Cruz County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Santa Cruz County had a 6.0% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.9 percentage point decrease from a month ago. California reported a 4.5% unemployment rate in May, which is the third highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in California
#1. Colusa County: 14.8%
#2. Imperial County: 14.1%
#3. Merced County: 9.7%
#3. Tulare County: 9.7%
#5. Plumas County: 8.7%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in California
#1. San Mateo County: 2.5%
#2. Marin County: 2.8%
#3. Santa Clara County: 2.9%
#4. Orange County: 3.0%
#4. San Luis Obispo County: 3.0%

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