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December 22, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In agriculture-dominated Imperial County, which promotes itself as the nation's winter salad bowl, it is the state unemployment office that usually trims its work force during the holiday harvest season. But these days, the unemployment office in this border town is humming with activity--even in the middle of the night. That's when employees open the lobby, which has come to serve as an impromptu shelter for hundreds of shivering farm laborers who huddle outside from 2 a.m.
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December 22, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In agriculture-dominated Imperial County, which promotes itself as the nation's winter salad bowl, it is the state unemployment office that usually trims its work force during the holiday harvest season. But these days, the unemployment office in this border town is humming with activity--even in the middle of the night. That's when employees open the lobby, which has come to serve as an impromptu shelter for hundreds of shivering farm laborers who huddle outside from 2 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2002 | GREGORY W. GRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hiring at local restaurants, expanding government payrolls and more people working in the real estate, finance and insurance industries helped lower Ventura County's jobless rate to 5.7% last month. This was down from a revised 5.8% in August, but higher than a 5.3% jobless rate in September 2001, according to a monthly report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. This compares with 6.1% unemployment in California and 5.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2001 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's employment growth slowed abruptly last month, producing a scant total of 3,200 new jobs and providing strong new evidence that the state's economic expansion is nearly stalled. What's more, the state employment report released Friday showed that the private sector lost 5,200 jobs in May, with the main damage coming in the Bay Area. California managed to post a small overall gain in jobs only because of a pickup in local government hiring, particularly by school districts.
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April 27, 2009 | Tony Perry
The Imperial Valley is accustomed to the spectral look of failure: Houses around the Salton Sea have been abandoned for decades; the Planters Hotel in Brawley stood empty for years before it was destroyed by fire; Main Street in El Centro, the Imperial County seat, remains stubbornly vacancy-pocked. But even by historical standards, the latest bust in the region's cycle of hardship and hope has been profound.
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