Colusa County ended February with an unemployment rate of 15.9 percent, ranking it last in California – tied with Imperial County for the highest unemployment rate, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department. 

Glenn County was ranked 25th in the state with a rate of 7.6 percent in February. 

Both counties saw a slight improvement compared to the month prior with Colusa County’s unemployment rate being 16 percent in January while Glenn County’s was 8 percent. 

California’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in February while the nation’s rate was 6.6 percent. 

Industries in Colusa County that saw an increase in available jobs include farm (150 jobs); manufacturing (30 jobs); trade, transportation and utilities (20 jobs); leisure and hospitality (30 jobs); and government (40 jobs). 

Glenn County industries that saw an increase in available jobs include farm (90 jobs); mining, logging and construction (20 jobs); trade, transportation and utilities (10 jobs); and leisure and hospitality (10 jobs).

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