Solano County Unemployment Drops
By Nathan Halverson
FAIRFIELD - The unemployment rate dropped slightly in November for Solano County, according to preliminary results from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The county's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent compared to 5.2 percent in October. In November 2004 the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent.
The state's unemployment rate actually rose a tenth of a percent from October to
5.1 percent in November.
The national unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, down from 5.2 percent a year earlier.
Of the eighteen metropolitan areas with jobless rates below 3 percent, 13 were in the South.
The lowest unemployment rate in the nation belongs to Fargo, N.D., with an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent. Notably the high temperature in Fargo Dec. 18 was minus two degrees.
The San Francisco Bay Area, not including San Jose, had an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. San Jose's was 5.3 percent.
The worst rate in the state belonged to El Centro along the Mexican border, with a dismal 16.3 percent unemployment rate.
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-United States: 4.8 percent
-California: 5.1 percent
-Solano: 5.1 percent
-San Francisco: 4.6 percent
-San Jose: 5.3 percent
-El Centro, Calif: 16.3 percent
-Fargo, N.D.: 2.3 percent
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
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