OC Unemployment Fell in November

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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(Orange County Business Journal)

The unemployment rate in Orange County fell to 4.1% in November, down from a revised 4.7% in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 6.6%, according to the California Employment Development Department.  

The local numbers compare with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.4% for California and 3.9% for the nation during the same period.     

Orange County saw an increase of 9,500 non-farm jobs between October and November to almost 1.63 million.

Trade, transportation, and utilities added 4,500 jobs, the largest increase of any sector.

Construction lost 1,600 jobs, leading declines, while leisure and hospitality lost 1,000 jobs.

Category: Employment News, Jobs, Orange County