The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a modest decline in October, however, all but two sectors remain far below the employment levels from last year, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.
Stanislaus County had an October unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, down from a revised rate of 10.1 percent percent in September. The rate is above the year-ago estimate of 5.1 percent.
Most sectors in Stanislaus County were able to add jobs in October, except for a few. Manufacturing recorded the largest loss for the month, with an estimated decline of 1,300 jobs, according to the EDD. The losses were largely from food manufacturing positions, which typically decline as the year comes to a close and harvesting ends.
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