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Riverside County's unemployment rate increased in June


Last updated 8/2/2018 at 3:16pm

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County’s unemployment rate shot up last month amid losses in multiple sectors of the regional economy, state figures released show.

The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.8 percent, compared to 3.8 percent in May, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Despite rising above its historic low, the rate remained six-tenths of a percentage point below the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 5.4 percent.

Roughly 52,000 residents were out of work in June, according to the EDD.

The unincorporated commun...

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