Jobs available, but Ventura County labor force still lagging

Young workers are leaving the area

The California Labor Market Information Division released its October 2017 report in November, showing extraordinary improvement in the unemployment rate.

Last month Ventura County reported the best September since 2006, at 4.7 percent and second-best going all the way back to the year 2000.

This month beats that as, at 4.2 percent, the county just had its best October on record since 2000.

Further demonstrating this month’s strong performance, average improvement since 2000, September ...

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