County jobless rate unchanged in July

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Despite modest gains in multiple sectors of the regional economy, seasonal drops in others left Riverside County’s unemployment rate unchanged last month, according to figures released Friday, Aug. 19, by the California Employment Development Department.The jobless rate in July, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 4%, the same as in June.According to figures, the July rate was four percentage points lower than the year-ago level, when countywide unemployment stood at 8%, as the statewide coronavirus public health lockdowns were gradually eased.An estimated 45,800 county residents were recorded as out of work in July, and 1,111,600 were employed, according to EDD.Coachella had the highest unemployment rate countywide last month at 9%, followed by Cherry Valley at 7.4%,
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