(The latest local unemployment rate)...The report is for October.

They are the latest numbers available. The report was issued Friday morning by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. October unemployment for Imperial County came in at 17.7%. That is over one percentage point lower than the month before. The revised jobless rate for Septembeer was 18.3%. The October numbers are below the year-ago estimate of 20%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.1% for the state and 4.3% for the nation during the same period. The October report indicates there were 12,100 eligible workers unemployed out of a labor force of 68,400