County’s jobless rate remains below 4%

Despite losses in a few sectors of the regional economy, Riverside County’s unemployment remained below 4% last month, according to figures released Friday, June 17, by the California Employment Development Department.The jobless rate in May, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 3.4%, compared to 3.8% in April.According to figures, the May rate was over four percentage points lower than the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 7.5%, as the statewide coronavirus public health lockdowns were gradually eased.An estimated 38,500 county residents were recorded as out of work in May, and 1,110,100 were employed, according to EDD.Coachella had the highest unemployment rate countywide last month at 7.7%, followed by Cherry Valley at 6.3%, Mecca at 5.4%, Hemet
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