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Decrease in local jobless rate

(August unemployment down)….The latest numbers were released Friday morning.

The jobless rate in August came in at 23.7 percent, down from a revised 26.3 % recorded for July, and below the year ago estimate of 28.4 %. The Unemployment report was released by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The unadjusted state unemployment rate came in at 6.1%. The national estimate for August was 5.2%. The August report indicates 18,700 eligible workers were unemployed in Imperial County out of a Labor Force of 78,900.