Countywide jobless rate falls further

RIVERSIDE – Substantial job growth in the regional economy sent the unemployment rate in Riverside County lower last month, state officials said. The jobless rate in October, based on preliminary estimates, was 5 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in September, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency figures showed that the October rate was more than […]

Countywide jobless rate falls for 4th straight month

RIVERSIDE – Spurred by growth throughout the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County dropped below 6 percent last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 6.3 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The November rate was six-tenths of […]

County’s jobless rate little changed

RIVERSIDE – The unemployment rate in Riverside County began 2016 about where it ended 2015, state figures released last week show. The jobless rate in January, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.9 percent, compared to 6 percent in December, according to the California Employment Development Department. The data are subject to revision and often fluctuates […]

County unemployment rate falls to eight-year low

RIVERSIDE – A blitz in year-end hiring pushed Riverside County’s unemployment rate down to its lowest level since mid-2007, state officials said Friday, Jan. 22. The jobless rate in December, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.1 percent, one-10th of a percentage point lower than in November, according to the California Employment Development Department. The rate […]