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 Countywide jobless rate drops


Last updated 11/3/2017 at Noon

RIVERSIDE – With gains in most sectors of the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County fell nearly a full percentage point last month, state officials reported.

The jobless rate in September 2017, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.6 percent, compared to 6.5 percent in August, according to the California Employment Development Department.

The August rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point below the level a year ago, when unemployment stood at 6.3 percent.

There were 60,500 Riverside County residents out of work last month, compared to 68,600 in August, data sh...

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