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Countywide jobless rate remains below 5 percent


Last updated 2/7/2018 at Noon

RIVERSIDE - Healthy gains in several sectors of the regional economy offset losses in other sectors for December, leaving the unemployment rate in Riverside County unchanged, state officials said.

The jobless rate in December, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.3 percent – the same level booked in November, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Agency figures showed that the December rate was exactly one percentage point below the year-ago level, when unemployment stood at 5.3 percent.

About 46,000 Riverside County residents were out of work last month, comp...

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