Unemployment rate falls slightly in Stanislaus County

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The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped during the month of July and continues to be below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County in July was at 8.5 percent, down from a revised rate of 8.9 percent in June 2021. It also was below the year-ago estimate of 12.9 percent.

Several sectors posted job gains for the month, with Manufacturing reporting the largest gain. The sector added an estimated 1,800 jobs for the month, with the majority of those coming in food production. Food manufacturing is up by 10.2 percent from the previous year, according to the EDD data.

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