July 2019 Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 3.9 percent in July 2019, up from a revised 3.6 percent in June 2019, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.0 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.4 percent for California and 4.0 percent for the nation during the same period.
Key Sector Highlights
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in professional and technical services, health care, social assistance, and financial activities.
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index: declined in July and now stands at 102.3 (July 2018=100), down from 103.5 in June. The Index declined 0.1 percent from the prior month but is up 2.3 percent from a year ago.
Relevant News
August 15, 2019 | Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press

August 12, 2019 | Alexia Fernández Campbell, VOX.com

August 6, 2019 | Jennifer Openshaw & Deepak Hegde, CNBC

Josh Tolan, SPARKHIRE.com
Bringing People & Opportunities Together
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