(Unemployment down slightly)…..Latest numbers released are for APRIL.
The Labor Market Division of the Employment Development Department released its report. The numbers indicate a 24.0% unemployment rate for April, down from a revised 24.3 percent in March, and below the year ago estimate of 27.9 percent. This compares to the unadjusted jobless rate of 8.5 percent for the state and 7.1 percent for the nation during the same period. In the month of April 18,200 eligible workers were looking for a job in Imperial County, out of a workforce of 75,900.