(Unemployment rate for October released) ....Those are the latest numbers available.

The Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department released the jobless report. According to the October report, unemployment in Imperial County came in at 19.3%. That is up from a revised 18.5% in September, and above the year-ago estimate of 16.9%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate for the state of 4.8% and 3.6% for the nation during the same period. According to the October report, there were 14,400 eligible workers unemployed in Imperial County, out of a Labor Force of 74,600. Unemployment in Imperial County remains the highest in California.