Strong unemployment number due partly to smaller work force

County jobless rate at 3.9 percent


The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its August 2018 report— showing no change in the Ventura County unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, but giving evidence of the strongest job creation across multiple industry sectors in several months. Statewide unemployment held steady at 4.2 per cent.

A gain of 2,500 private sector non-farm jobs in Ventura County is the strongest July to August performance the region has seen in almost 20 years.

The county’s leisure an...

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