County’s unemployment rate shows continued improvement

EL CENTRO – Pandemic or no, the local unemployment rate in October was actually better than it was at the same time last year, according to figures released by the state Employment Development Department Friday.

The estimated unemployment rate in Imperial County was 18.8 percent in October, down from a revised 21.1 percent in September and below the year-ago estimate of 19.5 percent. That compares to a statewide average for October of 9.3 percent and a national rate of 6.9 percent.

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