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Unemployment Down, Jobs Too

Orange County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in December from a revised 3.7% in November despite a net loss of jobs month-over-month.

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OC Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4%

Orange County added 12,800 jobs in February to maintain a 4% unemployment rate, even with the recently revised rate for the month prior.

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OC Unemployment Rate Drops to 5%

The jobless rate in Orange County fell to 5% last month, when employers here added 3,900 jobs.

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OC Jobless Rate Down to 5.8%

Orange County’s economy added 3,500 jobs in March, when the unemployment rate dipped to 5.8% from 5.9% the month prior and 6.4% a year earlier.

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OC Gains Jobs, Jobless Rate on Steady Decline

Orange County employment grew by about 2.4% last year, boosted by December gains that helped push the unemployment rate down to 5.2% from 5.7% in November and 6.8% a year earlier.

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OC Adds Jobs, Unemployment Inches Down

Orange County added 8,700 jobs in November, buoyed in large part by seasonal hiring in retail.

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OC Sees Job Cuts, Unemployment Up in July

Local businesses cut 10,200 jobs in July, pushing up Orange County’s unemployment rate to 6.5% from 6.1% in June.

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