The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 3.0 percent in May 2019, down from a revised 3.2 percent in April 2019, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent for California and 3.4 percent for the nation during the same period. Source: labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000). Monthly job gains have averaged 164,000 in 2019, compared with an average gain of 223,000 per month in 2018. In May, employment continued to trend up in professional and business services and in health care.
The Conference Board
Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index: declined in April. The Index now stands at 101.5 (July 2018=100), down from 103.9 in April. The Index declined 2.3 percent from the prior month but is up 3.1 percent from a year ago.
Job Outlook is brought to you by the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDB). The Workforce Development Board administers federal funds that help to support America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations and other free adult, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. For more information, call 805-204-5186 or visit www.workforceventuracounty.org.
Workforce Development Board, 2901 N. Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036