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 rises

RIVERSIDE – With seasonal losses in multiple sectors of the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County climbed more than one percentage point last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in May, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency […]

Volunteer income tax assistance is fueling the economy

RIVERSIDE – Across the country, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs assist low-income communities in preparing their taxes for free and help them take advantage of wealth-building tax credits. To mark the occasion, Community Action Partnership of Riverside County would like to highlight the services and impact of the volunteers who provide tax assistance through VITA. […]