April 2019 Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 3.2 percent in April 2019, down from a revised 4.0 percent in March 2019, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent for California and 3.3 percent for the nation during the same period. Source: labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Key Sector Highlights
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, compared with an average monthly gain of 213,000 over the prior 12 months and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance.
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index: declined in April. The Index now stands at 103.7 (July 2018=100), down from 104.8 in March. The Index declined 1.0 percent from the prior month, but is up 4.9 percent from a year ago.
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