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California’s unemployment rate August remained at 4.2 percent for the fifth consecutive month, and for yet another month, just one North Bay county had a higher rate of joblessness, according to new figures.

Lake County’s unemployment rate for August was 4.7 percent, according the estimates released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Solano County came in at 3.9 percent, followed by Mendocino County at 3.6 percent. Napa County’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent, while Sonoma County’s rate was 2.7 percent. Marin County reported its unemployment rate at 2.4 percent — the lowest in the North Bay area.

By comparison, the jobless rate was 3.9 percent for the nation during the same period.

Sonoma County

The unemployment rate in Sonoma County was 2.7 percent last month, down from a revised 2.8 percent in July, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.5 percent.

The county added jobs in industries including manufacturing, government and construction. Fewer jobs were available in the leisure and hospitality sector; trade, transportation and utilities; and finance.

Solano County

Solano County's unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in August, down from a revised 4.1 percent in July and below the year-before estimate of 4.9 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in the state, and 3.9 percent for the nation during the same period.

The county added jobs in the government and construction industries, professional and business services; and trade, transportation and utilities. There were slightly fewer jobs available in the leisure and hospitality industry.

Marin County

The unemployment rate in Marin County was 2.4 percent last month, down from a revised 2.5 percent in July and below the year-before estimate of 3.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.2 percent for the state, and 3.9 percent for the nation during the same period.

Industries adding jobs included professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; and educational and health services. Government jobs were down.

Napa County

Napa County unemployment was 2.8 percent in August, down from a revised 2.9 percent in July and below the year-ago estimate of 3.5 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 percent for California, and 3.9 percent for the nation during the same period.

The county’s manufacturing industry added the most jobs, as well as the educational and health services sector; and professional and business services. The leisure and hospitality industry saw a dip in available jobs, as did the government sector.

Mendocino County

Unemployment in Mendocino County last month was 3.6 percent, down from 3.7 percent in July.

Mendocino County added jobs in the government sector, as well as in the manufacturing and construction industries. Fewer jobs were available in leisure and hospitality; retail; and the durable goods sector.

Lake County

The county’s unemployment rate for August was 4.7 percent, down from a revised 5 percent in July.

The county added jobs in sectors including government; educational and health services; construction and manufacturing. Fewer jobs were available in retail, leisure and hospitality; and finance.