Gas prices, jobless rate both up locally

March 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm in The Daily Republic

Mitchell was hit with a double dose of bad economic news Friday as the average gas price in the city hit $3.479 and the unemployment rate spiked to 4.9 percent.
The average gas price is about 20 cents higher than a week ago. The unemployment rate which covers the month of January but was just released Friday is up 0.8 percentage points from the previous month. Continue Reading