Because it’s common for local unemployment numbers to rise in the winter months, it’s no surprise the local jobless rate rose nearly two points between December and January, from 16.8 to 18.3 percent.

Siskiyou County jobs were lost in the mining and logging, farming, construction, goods producing and federal government industries, according to statistics released by the state Employment Development Department this morning.

Of the county’s labor force of 17,900, 3,280 are unemployed, according to the EDD.

Statewide, the unemployment rate stayed stagnant over the past month at 10.9 percent. The US jobless rate ticked up slightly from 8.2 to 8.3 percent.

Siskiyou County is now ranked 54th out of California’s 58 counties, according to the EDD. At the top of the list is Marin County, with an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. Imperial County, at the far southern end of the state, is once again at the bottom, with a rate of 26.8 percent.