Nevada County unemployment up — jobs are too – Really?

Russ Steele

The Union has this article: Nevada County unemployment up — jobs are too

The Nevada County Business News was in the mail box today, when I picked up the mail after a two week trip to Arizona. As regular readers know, I have been tracking the employments numbers in the SBN since 2008.

Here are the results which shows that jobs are declining in Nevada County. If you remove the 95 ski industry jobs, the drop would be even greater than he 16 job decline in the Top 50 Employers.

If employment is up in the Union article, it is the low paying service jobs associated with the ski industry, not the high paying jobs need to sustain the local economy. As you can see job growth in our top 50 employers is essentially flat.  According to EDD, Nevada County Unemployment is now 10.1, up from 9.9 in January and 9.6 in December of 2011. This is negative trend.  So, were is the jobs growth? They do not show up in the Top 50.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Nevada County unemployment up — jobs are too – Really?

  1. I just heard on KOVR Ch-13 that California businesses are not hiring and the in the period Jan 2008 to Jan 2012 private companies lost 855,000 jobs, a drop of about 6%.

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