(Unemployment numbers released, finally)…The numbers were released by the EDD, Labor Market Division.
The numbers were delayed because of the recent Government partial shutdown. According to the latest release, the September unemployment rate for Imperial County was recorded at 26.5 percent. The October numbers were down slightly from September, at 25.2%. The latest numbers indicate the October Jobless rate was down from the 29.5% recorded in 2012. The October Unemployment rate for the state came in at 8.3 percent and 7.0 percent for the nation. The latest numbers indicate 19, 200 eligible workers were looking for a job in October, out of a Labor Force of 76,100.