November 2018 Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 3.7 percent in November 2018, unchanged from a revised 3.7 percent in October 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent for California and 3.5 percent for the nation during the same period. Source: labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Key Sector Highlights
On a national level total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, compared with an average monthly gain of 209,000 over the prior 12 months. In November, job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing. Source: Department of Labor
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
Experimental Help Wanted OnLineĀ® (HWOL) Index: United States, seasonally adjusted, November 2018 (July 2018=100). The Index now stands at 97.1 (July 2018=100), down from 99.8 in October. Source: Conference-Board.org
Relevant News
Dec.14, 2018 | Ron Lapsley, Capitol Weekly

Dec. 7, 2018 | Christopher Rugaber | AP

Dec. 5, 2018 | Anisa Purbasari Horton | Fast Company
Bringing People & Opportunities Together
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