The latest numbers from the State show a mixed bag for unemployment in the Eastern Sierra. Mono County unemployment is down slightly, but still higher than the state average. Inyo County is also down slightly and below the state average unemployment rate. main_st._bishop

The latest numbers from the State show that for the month of June, California as a whole averaged a jobless rate of 11.6%, well above the national unemployment rate of 9.7%.

For the Month of June, Mono County checked in with an unemployment rate of 12.1%, down from 12.3% in May, but far higher than a year ago at this time. June of 2008 checked in with 7.4% unemployment in Mono County.

For the month of June this year, the 12.1% means 950 people are looking for work in Mono.

For the month of June the state lists unemployment in Inyo County at 9.5%. This is down from 9.7% in May, but higher than the 6.3% unemployment of June 2008. The State Employment Development Department lists 860 people looking for work in Inyo County.

29th out of 58 California Counties, Mono is running in the middle of the pack when it comes to unemployment, while Inyo has the seventh lowest in the State. The lowest rate in the state is Marin County with 8%, while Imperial County, Salton Sea country, checks in at the bottom with 27.5%

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