Unemployment numbers in the North State are as low as they have been since the recession.
Here are the unemployment numbers released by the State on May 17:
- Shasta County: 13.6% Jan. 11.1% April
- Tehama County: 13.8% Jan. 11.8% April
- Butte County: 12.7% Jan. 10% April
Some of the numbers are seasonal, but Labor Market Research Analyst Sheila Scott said the numbers still indicate a recovering economy.
Scott, who works at the State Employment Development Office in Redding, said we are not back at pre-recession levels yet, but we are slowly improving.
Shasta County's unemployment peaked at 14.2 percent in April 2009.