KPAY News

More than 400 fewer people were working in June in Butte County, leading to an unemployment rate of 7 point 2 percent. The biggest drop was in government employees. June's figures were way up from the 5 point 8 percent in May and just below a year ago of 7 point 3 percent. The state of California, meanwhile, had an unemployment rate of 5 point 4 percent in June.