The unemployment rate in Scotts Valley in January increased to 6.1 percent percent from 5.3 percent in December, according to preliminary data released by the state on Friday.
Of course, compared to the rest of the state, Scotts Valley's unemployment rate is still rock bottom. The state of California as a whole also saw a slight increase to 10.4 percent from 10.3 percent in December.
Still, one community surrounding Scotts Valley had a higher than average rate. In Boulder Creek, unemployment was 14.6 percent in January, up from 12.7 percent in December.
The figures above, including, Scotts Valley, are not seasonally-adjusted, meaning seasonal temporary work such as holiday employment is not factored into the rate. The seasonally-adjusted figure shows the state as a whole staying the same with a 9.8 percent unemployment figure.
Seasonally-adjusted figures are not available for cities.
How to Use the Map: Click on any city to see January unemployment figures and December rates (note: rates are preliminary December figures and may vary slightly from final figures). Cities within 10 percent of state average are purple, red are above-average and blue below. Green cities are the lowest, below 5 percent unemployed.