Latest Jobs Numbers Mixed for Desert Southwest

Latest Jobs Numbers Mixed for Desert Southwest


Yuma - According to the Arizona Department of Administration in Yuma County, the unemployment rate crept up to 29.9% for the month of October.  That's up 0.2% from September and up 1.1% from a year ago.

In Imperial County, the California Employment Development Department says the jobless rate improved slightly to 28.1%. That's down nearly 2% from September's rate of 30%, and down 2.6% from where it stood a year ago.

Here's the bigger picture. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 7.9%. Arizona's jobless rate is 8.1% and California's unemployment rate is still in double-digits at 10.2%.




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