County’s jobless rate rises in August

Gains in some sectors of the regional economy were outweighed by losses in others, pushing Riverside County’s unemployment rate higher last month, according to figures released Friday, Sept. 16, by the California Employment Development Department.The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 4.3%, up from 4% in July.According to figures, the August rate was more than three 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 49,900 county residents were recorded as out of work in August, and 1,115,600 were employed, according to EDD.Coachella had the highest unemployment rate countywide last month at 11.5%, followed by Cherry
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