Riverside County’s jobless rate falls below 4%

With expansion in most sectors of the regional economy, Riverside County’s unemployment rate dropped below 4% last month, according to figures released Friday, May 20, by the California Employment Development Department.The jobless rate in April, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 3.8%, compared to 4.3% in March.According to figures, the April rate was over four percentage points lower than the year-ago level when countywide unemployment stood at 8.1%, as the statewide coronavirus public health lockdowns were gradually eased.About 43,300 county residents were recorded as out of work in April, and 1,108,000 were employed, according to the EDD.Coachella had the highest unemployment rate countywide last month at 8.3%, followed by Cherry Valley at 7%, Mecca at 6.1%, Heme
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