SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento region lost nearly 12 percent of its jobs since 2008, according to new statistics from federal officials.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the Sacramento region — including the metropolitan area around Arden-Arcade and Roseville — lost approximately 80,000 jobs across the board from its peak around June 2008.

Slightly more than 10,000 of those jobs came from public sector jobs, and the unemployment rate for Sacramento County is still hanging around 12.5 percent.

Surrounding counties have seen similar job loss trends, according to the most recent BLS numbers. Yolo County is facing an unemployment rate of more than 12.5 percent, Yuba County’s unemployment has slowly fallen this year but still hangs at approximately 18.5 percent; San Joaquin County has an unemployment rate of about 17 percent; and Stanislaus County is facing a rate of about 17.5 percent.

Since 2008, the U.S. has lost 6.7 million jobs.

Comments (6)
  1. Rick says:

    If you like lack of jobs, persistant foreclosures, the pandering to illegal aliens, closure of state parks and runaway spending in Washington by the Democrats then Obama is your man in 2012

  2. rlk says:

    Doesn’t matter who you vote for in 2012. Neither political party can stop the bleeding. it was both parties that got us into this mess in the first place, anyway.

    America is in for a long term decline. There are no easy fixes.

  3. Mace says:

    I think Bush started this mess LOL…Be careful what u ask or wish for *(Real Talk)* I do not like the way President Obama is handling either, but he did inherit one HOT AZZ MESS. I hope he can over come it, because if Palin takes over, Jesus will be here real soon!

    1. knhub says:

      bush inhereted enron and MCI World Com from clinton. That buble was bursting when Bush got in office, he just kept the bubble going a few more years….. But, blaME IT all on Bush and ignore a mountian of evidence to the contrary.

  4. Yvonne Travers says:

    The question for voters isn’t who is “best” but rather who is the lesser of the evils.

    Obama’s greatest appeal is with the weak willed and lazy who want a hand out and their liberal advocates who want to reach into my pocket and FORCE me to be charitable.

    California politics are buil on the same principle that Obama has for the entire nation—to flush all 50 states down the toilet.

    1. Terrill Sarter says:

      get real.

      Your demonizing of the other side is garbage. Red states are the biggest beneficiaries of handouts in our country. So if we look at reality its not dems that are weak willed and lazy.

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