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Unemployment rate drops again in region and state

By   /  Friday, April 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Unemployment in the tri-county region dropped to 6.4% in March, the second lowest rate since the pandemic began, according to Business Times analysis of data released by the California Employment Development Department on April 16. The regional and state job markets improved as COVID-19 declined from their January high mark. The tri-county unemployment rate was Read More →

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Region’s unemployment down to 6.8% in February

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The tri-county region’s unemployment rate dropped more than a half a percentage point between January and February as the region began to emerge from the deadly winter surge of COVID-19 cases. The region’s combined unemployment rate was 6.8% in February, according to Business Times analysis of data released March 26 by the California Employment Development Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate flat in January as COVID surged

By   /  Friday, March 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate flat in January as COVID surged

The tri-county region’s unemployment rate was 7.4% in January, the same as in December, as the region and state endured the second month of the winter COVID-19 surge. California’s unemployment rate was 9% in January, down from 9.3% in December, according to data released March 12 by the state Employment Development Department. The national unemployment Read More →

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State ups unemployment fraud estimate into tens of billions

By   /  Monday, January 25th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on State ups unemployment fraud estimate into tens of billions

At least 10% and perhaps as much as 27% of the unemployment benefits paid by the state of California during the pandemic were fraudulent, according to new report from the California Economic Development Department. The department processed 19.5 million claims and paid $114 billion in benefits between March 2020 and Jan. 16, 2021, according to Read More →

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Unemployment in region, state rose in December as pandemic worsened

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Unemployment in region, state rose in December as pandemic worsened

The tri-county region’s combined unemployment rate shot up from 6% in November to 7.4% in December as a wave of COVID-19 cases brought the most widespread business closures since the spring. The rest of the state suffered a similar fate, with California’s unemployment rate going from 8.1% in November to 9% in December, according to Read More →

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Tri-county unemployment down to 6.8% in October

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county unemployment down to 6.8% in October

The unemployment rate dropped by a full percentage point or more in each of the region’s three counties between September and October, according to data released Nov. 20 by the California Unemployment Development Department. Ventura County’s unemployment rate in October was 7.1%, down from 8.3% the previous month. In Santa Barbara County, the rate was Read More →

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Region’s employment picture a little brighter

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s employment picture a little brighter

The unemployment rates in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties all continued to drop in September, and all three counties had healthier labor markets than the state a whole. The combined unemployment rate for the tri-county region was 7.9 percent in September, according to a Business Times analysis of data released Oct. 16 Read More →

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