Yolo County adds jobs; weekly wages top $1,000

New data shows a healthy year-over-year increase in employment throughout California’s largest counties.

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New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a healthy year-over-year increase in employment in all of California’s largest counties. Yolo County ranked 8th on the BLS list for job growth between December 2016 and December 2017 with a 2.6 increase in jobs, the data showed. Overall, more than 101,600 people were employed in Yolo County between those dates, BLS said. The percentage of jobs added in Yolo County topped the rates of neighboring Sacramento, Solano and Napa Counties. Yolo County also had the 11th largest weekly wage average among employees in California’s largest counties with an average weekly gross pay of $1,151, edging out Solano and Napa by around $30 per week. The data was aggregated amongst California’s 29 largest counties, or half of all counties in the state. Across the country, employment rates rose in all but 30 of the nation’s largest counties, with the largest employment gain posted in Midland, Texas. The unemployment rate for Yolo County was 3.6 percent as of May, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.]]>

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