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June unemployment decreases slightly

(June unemployment rate)…June numbers are the latest available.

The numbers were released by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The jobless rate for Imperial County in June was reported at 21.1 percent, down from a revised 22.8% in May, and below the year-ago estimate of 24.6%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.2% for the state and 5.5% for the nation during the same period. According to the report, there were 16,700 eligible workers unemployed in June out of an available workforce of 79,200.