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Unemployment drops in September

(Unemployment down in Imperial County)…The latest numbers are fo0r September.

They were released late last week by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The report lists the jobless rate for September at 21.6 percent, down from the revised estimate of 25.9 percent in August, and below the year ago estimate of 26.4. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.5 percent for California and a 4.9 percent for the nation. The September report indicates 16,800 eligible workers were unemployed, out of a labor force of 77,800.