Unemployment rate in San Bernardino County goes down in August

Jobless rate continues to rise in Solano; in-county jobs hold steady

Meanwhile, the rate was forecast to rise to 3.2 percent. "We've had an increase in the labor force, which is driving the uptick in the unemployment rate".

The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz County stood at 12.6 percent in August, up from 12.4 percent in July, 9.4 percent in June, 7.6 percent in May and 7.2 percent in April.

Twenty-one states had unemployment rate decreases from August 2016.

The number of countians receiving unemployment benefits in August decreased by almost 1,000, from 2,425 in July to 1,496 last month, with the average weekly payment being $341.

The unemployment rate in San Bernardino County went down slightly during the month of August, according to data released on September 15 by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

The total amount of unemployed across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties was 15,900, up from 15,000 reported previous year.

Like Cass County, Miami County had an estimated jobless rate of 4.2 percent. National data, however, indicate a drop over the past year in the number of unemployed workers who have become discouraged and stopped looking for work. It was 8.1 percent in July and 6.6 percent in June.

Yolo County was 5.2 percent, the EDD reported.

Local counties saw some significant drops in unemployment numbers in the month of August. There were 130,000 unemployed people and 45,200 underemployed people.

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