Santa Cruz County Press Summary Sheet April Unemployment

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					State of California                                                       May 17, 2013
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Labor Market Information Division                                      Jorge Villalobos
745 Franklin Street, Basement                                             415/749-2002
San Francisco, CA 94102
                                    IMMEDIATE RELEASE
               SANTA CRUZ-WATSONVILLE METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (MSA)
                                   (Santa Cruz County)

The unemployment rate in the Santa Cruz County was 9.9 percent in April 2013, down from a revised 11.4
percent in March 2013, and below the year-ago estimate of 12.2 percent. This compares with an
unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.5 percent for California and 7.1 percent for the nation during the same
period.

                                Unemployment Rate Historical Trend
15.0%
14.0%
13.0%
12.0%
11.0%
10.0%
 9.0%




                   Mar-2013       Apr-2013                                        Apr-2013
    Industry                                     Change              Apr-2012                  Change
                   Revised         Prelim                                          Prelim

Total, All
Industries             95,400         97,000        1,600                92,800      97,000        4,200
Total Farm              4,200          5,400        1,200                 5,300       5,400          100
Total Nonfarm          91,200         91,600          400                87,500      91,600        4,100

Mining, Logging,
and Construction        2,900           3,000         100                 2,700       3,000          300
Manufacturing           5,800           5,900         100                 5,400       5,900          500
Trade,
Transportation &
Utilities              16,500         16,500             0               16,100      16,500          400
Information               800            800             0                  800         800            0
Financial
Activities              3,300           3,300            0                3,100       3,300          200
Professional &
Business
Services               10,100         10,100             0                9,600      10,100          500
Educational &
Health Services        14,100         14,100             0               13,900      14,100          200
Leisure &
Hospitality            11,600         11,800          200                11,200      11,800          600
Other Services          3,700          3,800          100                 3,700       3,800          100
Government             22,400         22,300         (100)               21,000      22,300        1,300

Notes: Data not adjusted for seasonality. Data may not add due to rounding
       Labor force data are revised month to month
       Additional data are available on line at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

				
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