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Countywide jobless rate rises


Last updated 3/24/2018 at 1:04pm

RIVERSIDE – Post-holiday cuts and rollbacks throughout the regional economy pushed the unemployment rate higher in Riverside County during the first month of the year, state officials announced.

The jobless rate in January, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.7 percent, compared to 4.3 percent in December, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Agency figures showed that the January rate was exactly one percentage point below the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 5.7 percent.

According to the EDD, officials are in the process of revising la...

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