(October unemployment numbers down)…October is the latest numbers available.
The numbers were provided by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The October jobless rate was estimated at 21.8 percent, down from a revised 23.6 percent recorded in September, and below the year ago estimate of 23.8%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.7% for the state and a 4.8 percent for the nation during the same period. The report indicates 17,300 eligible workers were unemployed in October, out of a labor force of 79,600.