After three straight months of improvement, Mill Valley's unemployment rate rose again in June, hitting 6.2 percent, while the jobless rate across Marin County remained the lowest among California's counties at 8.2 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
After hitting 6.7 percent in March – Mill Valley's highest jobless rate in more than a decade – the percentage of out-of-work local residents dropped in April and May. The figures remain a far cry from Mill Valley's jobless rolls of the past decade, which have hovered between 2 and 4 percent.
Countywide, Marin's unemployment rate rose from 7.9 percent in May, and was far better than anywhere else in California, with San Mateo County trailing in second at 9.2 percent.
Of Mill Valley's workforce of 7,100 people, 6,700 were employed in June. Those figures do not include those who are either partially employed, self-employed or are no longer collecting unemployment benefits because they have given up looking for a job.
Mill Valley's unemployment rate, 2005-2010
2010 Jun 6.2
2010 May 6.0
2010 Apr 6.3
2010 Mar 6.7
2010 Feb 6.4
2010 Jan 6.7
2009 Annual 5.9
2008 Annual 3.5
2007 Annual 2.7
2006 Annual 2.6
2005 Annual 2.9
Source: California Employment Development Dept., Labor Market Information Division