March 2019 Unemployment Rate
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
Key Sector Highlights
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
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineĀ® (HWOL) Index: declined in March. The Experimental HWOL Index now stands at 102.3 (July 2018=100), up from 104.0 in February.
Relevant News
April 16, 2019 | Jason M. Bailey, The New York Times

April 11, 2019 | Lucia Mutikani, Reuters

April 5, 2019 | Jeff Cox, CNBC
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