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Thousands of Sonoma, Napa County Residents Unemployed in Wake of Fires

KQED News Fix

Officials in Sonoma and Napa counties are just finding out about the effect the North Bay fires had on the job market.

Data released by the Employment Development Department, which tracks jobs by county and industry, shows 4,487 Sonoma County and 1,829 Napa County residents have filed unemployment claims as a result of the wildfires. That number is expected to go up as the department has extended the deadline to apply for benefits until Dec. 18.

Read the story at KQED News Fix.