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Temecula's Unemployment Data Released

October numbers announced by the California Employment Development Department.

Riverside County's unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 12 percent, as job growth in most sectors offset sizable losses in others.

The county's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October did not fluctuate from September, according to the California Employment Development Department.

The rate, however, was 1.5 percentage points below the level of a year ago, when unemployment stood at 13.5 percent.

Temecula’s October non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 8.2 percent, down from a year ago when the rate was 9.3 percent, but unchanged from the September 2012 figure, according to the EDD data.

Riverside County's civilian labor force numbered 937,300 people, with 112,700 out of work, according to figures.

Cabazon had the highest unemployment rate countywide, at 29.5 percent, followed by Mecca at 23.8 percent and Homeland at 23.3 percent, according to the EDD.

The combined unemployment rate for Riverside and San Bernardino counties in October was 11.7 percent, up from 11.6 percent the prior month.

Bi-county data indicated that payrolls expanded in all but the construction and manufacturing sectors, which shed a total 3,800 jobs in October. Another 400 jobs were cut in non-categorized industries.

Public sector payrolls grew by the largest amount -- 6,000 -- as teachers and other workers in grade schools and colleges returned from summer recess.

Trade, transportation and utilities, along with the professional and business services sector, together added 4,100 positions. The remaining sectors, including agriculture, boosted employment by 3,300.

The state's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 9.8 percent. --City News Service and Toni McAllister contributed to this report.

Popeye November 17, 2012 at 02:56 PM
The Repubitards are still counting the stay-at-home Moms....
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Cabazon had the highest unemployment rate countywide, at 29.5 percent, followed by Mecca at 23.8 percent and Homeland at 23.3 percent, according to the EDD. Someone actually built a city in the desert. It must be those people that want to secede.
5150 November 17, 2012 at 03:29 PM
minimum wage jobs dont count. Cmon Man!
amy everett November 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Hey popeye ! I'm a single mom , had an awesome 100k a year job , economy took the business under. I apply everyday everywhere , all I hear is there are a hundred applicants as well . Unemoloyment is paying me now emergency funds of only 246 ends in 2 weeks . We have nothing . No christmas no food . Nothing. So before you blame a party , look to the one running the country
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Let me take a stab...you do not have an engineering degree....I do not hold any party for my success. Repubitards do with the racist element!!
Gandhi November 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Many people have NEVER been able to collect unemployment! Therefor they are NOT counted! I, as a real estate agent, have had little to no work, and yet due to being self-employed, I am not eligible for unemployment, therefor am not counted in ANY statistics for unemployed, nor able to receive any benefits!! And I'm far from alone, there are thousands in this area who are or were self-employed and unemployed, believe me. I'll bet you could add another 5 points onto whatever the "EDD" is stating, easily, and get a little closer to accuracy. This is beyond any political party people, lets stop fighting about this, and fight the real enemy instead, CORPORATE AMERICA, the 1%, the greedy and corrupt at the top of the heaps, banking, wall street, oil companies, etc. etc.
Gandhi November 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Um, no Popeye, neither cities nor counties are able to secede actually, only states, and California is not one of those who wished to secede from the country, as far as I know.
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 11:55 PM
There are thousands of stay-at-home moms in this area that take care of thier children. Most people that move in this area is because they can afford the inexpensive homes in the area compared to San Diego which allows thier wives to stay-at-home. That is your unemployment percentage in Temecula.
3PugMom November 19, 2012 at 05:59 PM
@Popeye, Anything you have to say about anything is deemed ineffective if you choose to denigrate entire groups of people. Take your Saul Alinsky tactics and go away! You are not helping anyone or anything get better for this city, county, or country.

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