October 2018 Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate in Ventura County was 3.7 percent in October 2018, unchanged from a revised 3.7 percent in September 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.0 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 250,000 in October, following an average monthly gain of 211,000 over the prior 12 months. In October, job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing. Source: Department of Labor
Conference Board - Help Wanted Online Data
Online advertised vacancies decreased 267,300 to 4,482,900 in October according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) Data Series , released Oct. 31, 2018.

Relevant News
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Sept. 27, 2018 | Jonathan Lansner | Orange County Register
Bringing People & Opportunities Together
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