Del Norte County’s preliminary unemployment rate for March was 11.4 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from February’s rate and 0.8 points from a year ago.
Del Norte improved from 36th to 34th-highest unemployment among the 58 counties statewide, according to state statistics released Friday.
Some surrounding county rates include Siskiyou (14.9 percent), Shasta (10.9 percent), Trinity (13.3 percent), and Humboldt (8.6 percent).
Marin (4.7 percent) had the lowest March rate and Colusa remained highest (24.5 percent). The comparable, not seasonally adjusted, California rate was 8.4 percent and the U.S. rate 6.8 percent