Imperial County: Decrease in unemployment rate likely due to hiring seasonal agricultural workers. Consider what will happen to the rate when they are laid off at the end of the cool crop season.
Heard in the trenches: Several CPA firms in Orange County plan to furlough staff to a 40% work week after April, if work can’t be found.
California sends 21,905 layoff notices to school employees.
Putting California unemployment in perspective: only 3 of 55 counties had single-digit unemployment rates.