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Labor market gains push unemployment rate lower in Riverside County


Last updated 4/27/2018 at 10:14am

RIVERSIDE – Sizable gains in multiple sectors of the regional economy offset losses in others last month, knocking the unemployment rate down to 4.2 percent in Riverside County, state officials said Friday, April 20.

The jobless rate in March, based on preliminary estimates, was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than in February, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Agency figures showed that the March rate was more than a percentage point below the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 5.5 percent.

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