Countywide jobless rate falls further

RIVERSIDE – Substantial job growth in the regional economy sent the unemployment rate in Riverside County lower last month, state officials said. The jobless rate in October, based on preliminary estimates, was 5 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in September, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency figures showed that the October rate was more than […]

Countywide jobless rate rises

RIVERSIDE – Despite a pickup in labor market activity, the unemployment rate crept higher in Riverside County last month, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.5 percent, compared with 6.3 percent in July, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency figures showed that the August […]

Countywide jobless rate unchanged in March

RIVERSIDE – Losses in a few sectors of the regional economy were offset by gains in others, leaving the unemployment rate in Riverside County unchanged last month, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in March, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent – the same as February, according to the California Employment Development […]

Countywide jobless rate sinks slightly

RIVERSIDE – An uptick in hiring pushed the unemployment rate down in Riverside County last month, state officials reported Friday, March 24. The jobless rate in February, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department. The February rate was six-tenths below the year-ago […]

County’s jobless rate slips on seasonal factors

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County’s jobless rate shot above 7 percent last month based on seasonal influences, state officials reported today. The unemployment rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 7.3 percent, compared to 6.6 percent in June, according to the California Employment Development Department. The rate, however, was down nearly two percentage points compared to a year ago, […]

County begins 2015 with jump in jobless rate

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Riverside County began 2015 with an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent, higher than where it was at the close of 2014 owing to seasonal factors that caused significant job losses in at least one sector of the regional economy, state officials reported today. The county’s jobless rate in January, based on preliminary estimates, was three-tenths of […]