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No change in county's jobless rate, officials say

 

Last updated 9/27/2018 at 7pm



RIVERSIDE – Riverside County’s unemployment rate was unchanged last month, with solid gains and minimal losses throughout the regional economy, state officials announced Friday, Sept. 21.

The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.7 percent – the same as July, according to the California Employment Development Department.

The rate was more than a full percentage point below the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 5.8 percent.

Roughly 50,900 residents were out of work in August, and 1,080,000 were employed, according to the EDD.

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