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Mariposa Daily News 2012

Mariposa County November 2012 Unemployment Report Continues With Upward Employment Trend Over 2011

The Mariposa County November 2012 Unemployment Rate came in at 10.3% (Prelim.) with 8,220 residents employed.

With the Unemployment Rate decreasing from November 2011, employment was up by 220 residents compared to November 2011. November 2011 had 8,000 residents employed compared to 8,220 in November 2012.

The unemployment rate increased 1.3% from October 2012 (9.0%) and decreased 1.5% from November 2011 (11.8%). Employment in the Leisure and Hospitality industry had 40 more employees compared to November 2011.

940 residents were out of work in November 2012. October 2012 had 870 residents out of work and November 2011 had 1,070 residents out of work.

The State of California unemployment rate for November 2012 was 9.6% .2% lower than October 2012 (9.8 % Revised) report and a decrease of 1.3% from November 2011 (10.9%).

The United States unemployment rate for November 2012 was 7.4%. .1% lower than October 2012 (7.5%) and a decrease of .8% from November 2011 (8.2%).

The above numbers are not adjusted for seasonality.

The civilian labor force which is the total of all workers, those working and those that are unemployed has Increased by 90 residents from November 2011 to November 2012.
The November 2012 labor force is at 9,160. November 2011 had the labor force at 9,070. 

The labor force can keep increasing as the students in the schools start applying for jobs. So every year the number could go up just on the rate of the local school children reaching the age where they apply for jobs. Additionally the rate can increase by people moving into the county and are looking for work or are working.The rate decreases by people leaving the county for various reasons, retiring, dying or dropping off the labor rolls as they give up looking for a job.The Civilian labor force data are by place of residence; include self-employed individuals, unpaid family workers, household domestic workers, & workers on strike.

8,220 people were employed during November 2012 in Mariposa County, a 600 person decrease from October 2012 and a 220 person increase compared to November 2011. This is a 2.8% increase year to year. Of the 8,220 employed workers, 2,100 work for the government, 1,940 work in the leisure and hospitality industry and 10 individuals work on farms.

In November 2012, 1,940 people worked in the Leisure and Hospitality industry, down 200 workers from October 2012. November 2012 had a 40 person increase of jobs in that field from November 2011.

The Government had a 8.3% decrease in jobs from October 2012 (190 less workers). Year to year numbers show a increase of 120 workers, a 6.1% increase.

Year to year figures for construction show a 0% increase/decrease, from 120 to 120 jobs.
Year to year figures for manufacturing show a 0% increase/decrease from 130 workers in November 2011 to 130 workers in November 2012.


Delta Stewardship Council Meeting to Receive Public Comments on Friday, January 11, 2013 

Regional Council of Rural Counties:

The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) has scheduled a meeting on Friday, January 11, 2013 to receive public comments on the Final Draft Delta Plan, the Recirculated Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and the Proposed Delta Plan Rulemaking Package.  A certified shorthand reporter will record public comments for inclusion and response in the formal CEQA and Rulemaking records.  The meeting notice can be accessed here.

The three documents can be accessed at:   The Council will also hold a meeting on January 24 to receive additional comments on the Proposed Rulemaking Package.

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