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Unemployment Rates Drop in Temecula, County During August

The unemployment rate in Temecula decreased from 8.6 percent in July to 8.4 percent in August, according to preliminary reports from EDD. Riverside County saw a jobless rate of 12.7 percent.

Temecula had a preliminary jobless rate of 8.7 percent in August, compared to 8.9 percent in July and 9.8 percent one year ago.

Payroll gains in all but a couple of sectors pushed Riverside County's unemployment rate down last month, state officials reported today.

The county's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in August, based on preliminary estimates, was 12.7 percent, compared to 13 percent in July, according to the California Employment Development Department.

The countywide rate was almost two percentage points below the level of a year ago, when unemployment stood at 14.3 percent.

Preliminary unemployment data showed 2,400 people—8.4 percent—were out of work in Murrieta during August. The number was two-tenths of a percentage point less than July's rate of 8.6 percent and nearly a full percentage point below the August 2011 rate of 9.5 percent.

Temecula had a preliminary jobless rate of 8.7 percent in August, compared to 8.9 percent in July and 9.8 percent one year ago.

The countywide rate was almost two percentage points below the level of a year ago, when unemployment stood at 14.3 percent.

Riverside County's civilian labor force numbered 943,300 people, with 119,900 out of work, according to figures.

The city of Cabazon had the highest unemployment rate countywide, at 30.8 percent, followed by Mecca at 25 percent and Homeland at 24.5 percent, according to the EDD.

The combined unemployment rate for Riverside and San Bernardino counties in August was 12.3 percent, up from 12.7 percent the prior month.

Bi-county data indicated that payrolls expanded in all but the construction and business services sectors, which shed a total 2,000 jobs in August.

The public sector posted the largest increase -- 8,000 positions -- mainly in education, as teachers and other school workers returned to the workforce following summer recess.

More than 4,000 jobs were added in manufacturing, trade, transportation and utilities and education and health services, data showed.

The state's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 10.4 percent.

Nationwide, 8.1 percent were without work during August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment increased in food services and drinking places, in professional and technical services, and in health care, the BLS reported.

 

Popeye September 23, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Of course if you believe in doom and gloom then you will assume the numbers are incorrect. This has been the same formula to calculate unemployment but if you are on radical Tea Bagger side this number is incorrect. unemployment must have been greater than 50% during Bush if you use this assumption.
Cik Bast September 24, 2012 at 03:23 PM
^^Correct, not to mention the many that have left Temecula, leaving their home to foreclosure, to relocate to a rental in another state. Though the ignorant will not recognize the the breadth and depth of of reality.
Original Pechanga September 24, 2012 at 03:35 PM
There were more people working during GWB. We now have the lowest workforce participation rate in decades. We had more people go on welfare last month than got jobs. Popeye uses the disparaging term Tea Bagger, yet comes up with a wild make believe number. Lefitst politicians were excoriating Bush for creating so "few" jobs while the rate was 4.5% The ONLY reason we are at 8.1% is because so many people are out of the work force. During the next two month, Obama can ONLY hope MORE people drop out, to the rate can drop below 8%. Then leftists can delude themselves that things are getting better
Jerry Simeon September 25, 2012 at 05:09 PM
WORK?? Somebody is looking at reality through rose colored glasses or the pot shop and Fast-serve clinics medication. There is always work to be done.... but everyone who is unemployed is volunteering or working for less than a living wage while the Congress butt-heads play the political games with banks and tycoons. We are being ripped off to pay for bailouts and Bush tax BS while these idiots are in denial and playing with our heads crunching numbers, polls, and meaningless statistics.
Jerry Simeon September 25, 2012 at 05:11 PM
WORK?? Somebody is looking at reality through rose colored glasses or the pot shop and Fast-serve clinics medication. There is always work to be done.... but everyone who is unemployed is volunteering or working for less than a living wage while the Congress butt-heads play the political games with banks and tycoons. We are being ripped off to pay for bailouts and Bush tax BS while these idiots are in denial and playing with our heads crunching numbers, polls, and meaningless statistics.

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