(Unemployment up in Imperial County)…According to the latest numbers released Friday morning.

The latest numbers are for June. They were issued by the Labor Market Division of the Employment Development Department. The jobless rate for June was listed at 18.6 percent. That is up from a revised 16.5 percent reported in May, and above the year ago estimate of 18.0 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for the state and 3.8 percent for the nation during the same period. The latest report indicates 13,000 eligible workers were unemployed during June, out of a Labor Force of 70,100