County’s jobless rate bumps back up to 4%

Gains in multiple sectors of the regional economy were offset by losses in others, pushing Riverside County’s unemployment rate back up to 4% last month, according to figures released Friday, July 22, by the California Employment Development Department.The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 4%, compared to 3.4% in May.According to figures, the June rate was over four percentage points lower than the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 8.4%, as the statewide coronavirus public health lockdowns were gradually eased.An estimated 43,500 county residents were recorded as out of work in June, and 1,101,000 were employed, according to EDD.Coachella had the highest unemployment rate countywide last month at 8.8%, followed by Cherry Val
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