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January Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

Unemployment numbers for January were released Wednesday by the Employment Development Department. Shasta County had a 5.6% jobless rate in January, which is an increase of a half percentage point from December. Sheila Stock with EDD says that’s typical for January, with retail jobs representing about a third of the losses. Tehama County had a 5.8% jobless rate. It was 6.2% in Trinity County and 8.7% in Siskiyou County.