February 2019 Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 4.0 percent in Februay 2019, down from a revised 4.4 percent in January 2019, and unchanged from the year-ago estimate of 4.0 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.4 percent for California and 4.1 percent for the nation during the same period. Source: labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Key Sector Highlights
On a national level total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in February (+20,000), and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade continued to trend up, while construction employment decreased. Source: Department of Labor
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
Experimental Help Wanted OnLineĀ® (HWOL) Index: increased in February. The Index now stands at 104.0 (July 2018=100), up from 103.7 in January.
Relevant News
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Bringing People & Opportunities Together
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