Nearby counties show spikes in jobless rate

Tractor in Field


ALTURAS, Cal. – Modoc County lost farm jobs in January, and that led to a spike in the unemployment rate.. from 14.7 to 16 percent. Modoc County lost about 60 farm jobs between December and January. Government, transportation, and goods and services also saw drops. Siskiyou County saw its rate go from 17.4 percent in December to 18.6 in January, according to the California Employoment Development Department.