SC Department of Workforce Releases October Jobless Numbers

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September job growth was revised up to show a smaller decline, -7,900 jobs than initially reported, -10,800 jobs.

Tulare County's October unemployment rate was 9.4 percent, down from 9.5 percent in September and below 10.5 percent a year ago.

San Diego's unemployment rate in October, 3.7 percent, was lower than the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 percent and the nationwide rate of 3.9 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department.

She said this month's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was its lowest since August 2007.

The county's two largest cities - Los Angeles and Long Beach - posted unemployment rates of 4.6 percent and 4.8 percent respectively.

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Last month's estimated number of payroll jobs in the state grew to 1,672,200 in October, up more than 4,000 compared to the previous month.

Nationally, the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent in October from 4.2 percent in September.

Government jobs, largely from seasonal gains in educational services, recorded the largest growth in employment with 7,100 jobs.

"We are seeing an aging workforce and a lot of the employees are retired or are reaching retirement age within the next couple of years", Weaver said about building trade jobs.

The comparable estimates for the nation were 4.1 percent in October, 4.2 percent in September and 4.8 percent in October 2016.