August 24, 2019
Summer unemployment picks up; 12-month job gain 2%
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) Joblessness picked up across the region last month as schools closed for the summer and students hit the streets looking for work.

The State Employment Development Department (EDD) said the unemployment rate hit 4.3 percent, up 8-tenths-of-a point from May. The numbers reflected a similar May-June scenario last year.

Over the past 12-months, the Inland Empire added jobs at a rate of 2 percent or about 30,800 jobs. Educational and health services led the year-over gains.

Job sectors reporting losses during the same period were in construction, financial activities, and manufacturing.
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