The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 4.0 percent in March 2019, unchanged from a revised 4.0 percent in February 2019, and above the year-ago estimate of 3.8 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.6 percent for California and 3.9 percent for the nation during the same period. Source: labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 196,000 in March, with notable gains in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment growth averaged 180,000 per month in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 223,000 per month in 2018.
Source: Department of Labor
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