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The unemployment rate fluctuated across North Bay Counties in November, however, the year over job growth remains steady.

While Sonoma, Solano and Marin counties experienced slight decreases in joblessness, Mendocino and Lake counties experienced slight increases for the month. Napa took a large hit in jobs, falling from fourth to tenth lowest unemployment ranking in the state, according to new state figures.

The biggest loss of jobs in Napa over the month occurred in farming, losing 2,300 jobs. That industry nonetheless gained 100 the year over. Manufacturing, which includes wine making also lost 700 jobs for the month, but gained 900 for the year.

“With more and more wineries being built, tourism is definitely growing in Sonoma and Napa,” said Kelley Hartman, senior vice president at Nelson staffing.

Leisure and hospitality is still making large gains in Napa as well.

“The local economy is rooted in the wine industry and related tourism; hospitality workers are a crucial component of those roots. With unemployment hovering near record lows, new hotels and restaurants opening, and housing costs remaining high, sourcing the workers necessary to fill these newly created positions continues to be a challenge. Employers need to be conscious of all the current market conditions affecting worker availability as they plan their 2017 workforce and compensation strategies,” Hartman said.

Across the North Bay, there has also been a gain in accounting, IT, and manufacturing jobs, particularly in Sonoma, where professional and business services has gained 1,600 jobs over the year.

Government also saw an increase of 1,400 jobs in Sonoma, which can be partly attributed to an increase in services for an aging demographic, said Heather LoBue, business services program manager, Sonoma County Economic Development Board.

SONOMA COUNTY

The unemployment rate in the Sonoma County was 3.7 percent in November 2016, down from a revised 3.9 percent in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.3 percent.

This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5 percent for California and 4.4 percent for the nation during the same period.

The county tied with Orange for fifth lowest jobless rate in the state, preceded by Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties. Napa County dropped to tenth in the state, also tying with Placer County.

The number of Sonoma County nonfarm jobs for the month was down 800, to 203,100 and up 2,900 for the year, at 1.4 percent. Farming employment for the month was down 1,500, to 4,500, and unchanged for the year.

Leading job-adding industries over the year were professional and business services up 1,600, or 7.3 percent, to 23,400; government, up 1,400, or 4.4 percent, to 33,500; and trade, transportation and utilities up 600, or 1.6 percent, to 37,300.

Job-losing sectors over the year were and educational and health services down 1,000, to 31,900; and leisure and hospitality, down 400, to 24,700.

SOLANO COUNTY

The unemployment rate in the Solano County was 5.1 percent in November 2016, down from a revised 5.3 percent in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 5.8 percent.

Nonfarm job growth for the month was up 1,100 for the month, to 138,900, and for the year was up 3,000 positions, or 2.2 percent. Farming jobs were down 200 for the month, and down 100 for the year, with 1,600 jobs, or -5.9 percent.

Job-gaining industries over 12 months were educational and health services up 800 jobs, or 3.1 percent, to 26,500; manufacturing up 6.7 percent, or 800 jobs, to 12,800; and construction, up 500 jobs, or 5.2 percent, to 10,300.

The only job-losing industry for the year was farm.

MARIN COUNTY

The unemployment rate in Marin County was 3 percent in November 2016, down from a revised 3.3 percent in October 2016, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.4 percent.

Total nonfarm jobs for the year increased by 4,300, or 3.7 percent, to 119,300, and farm jobs again remained unchanged at 300.

Job-gaining industries over 12 months were trade, transportation and utilities up 1,500, or 7.9 percent, to 20,400; professional and business services up 800, or 4.2 percent to 19,6800; education and health services, up 700, or 3.4 percent, to 21,300; and manufacturing up 700, or 17.1 percent.

The only job-losing sectors for the year was government, down 400 to 15,800.

NAPA COUNTY

The unemployment rate in the Napa County was 4.2 percent in November 2016, up from a revised 3.8 percent in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 5.0 percent.

Nonfarm jobs were down 700 for the month, at 75,100 and up 2,500, or 3.4 percent, for the year. Total farm jobs were down 2,300 for the month at 3,500, and up 100 for the year, at 2.9 percent.

Job-gaining industries over 12 months were leisure and hospitality, up 1,000, or 7.7 percent, to 14,000; manufacturing, which includes winemaking, up 900, or 7.4 percent, to 13,000; professional and business services up 400, to 7,600, or 5.6 percent; and trade, transportation and utilities up 200, or 10,800, at 1.9 percent.

The only job losing sectors were information, down 100, to 400; and educational and health services down 100, to 9,800.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Mendocino County’s preliminary November unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from the October rate of 4.8 percent.

The year-over rate is down 0.7 percentage points from the November 2015 rate of 5.8 percent. With the rate rise in November, Mendocino County rose from 16th rank to 21st rank (from the top) among the 58 counties statewide.

Total Mendocino County industry employment contracted by 910 jobs from October to November. The county’s employment grew by 390 jobs for the year-over, with seven industry sectors gaining, one remaining unchanged, and four contracting.

Total farm jobs were down 700 from October and down 60 over 12 months, to 1,110, at -5.1 percent. Total nonfarm jobs were down 210 from October and up 450 for the year to 31,130 an annual gain of 1.5 percent.

One of the largest gains in employment for the year was education and health services up 120, or 2.1 percent, to 5,710. Trade, transportation and utilities was also up 120 jobs, or 2 percent to 6,180; leisure and hospitality, gained 110 jobs, or 2.6 percent, to 4,310; and construction and manufacturing each gained 50 jobs.

Job-losing industries over the year were professional and business services down 30, to 1,570; and information down 10, to 250.

LAKE COUNTY

The unemployment rate in the Lake County was 6.6 percent in November 2016, up from a revised 6.4 percent in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 7.7 percent.

The county rose 1 point to 39 in the state.

Total farm jobs were down 200 from October and up 130 over 12 months, to 750, at 21 percent. Total nonfarm jobs were up 50 from October, and up 630 for the year to 15,490 an annual gain of 4.2 percent.

One of the largest gains in employment for the year was service-providing, adding 470 jobs, to 14,570, at 3.3 percent. Also gaining for the year were education and health services, up 140, or 3.1 percent, to 4,640; and trade, transportation and utilities up 140, or 4.9 percent, to 2,980.

There only job-losing industry over the year was state government down 10, to 180.