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May 20, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of decline, the county's jobless rate rose slightly to 6.4% in April, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. But the rate, up from 6% in March, remained well below figures for April, 1994, when 7.3% of the county's work force was unemployed. At the same time, the county's economy added approximately 5,000 jobs, leading one economist to pronounce the local recovery still strong.
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April 14, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unemployment fell to 3.6% last month from 3.9% the month before in Ventura County, as seasonal fruit and vegetable harvests created jobs for a second month in a row. "I'm trying to get ready for the slowdown, but I don't see much evidence of it," said Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast Project and an expert on the county's economy.
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June 28, 1994 | Jack Searles
Ventura County's jobless rate in May fell to 6.4%, down from 7.4% in April. About 3,300 jobs were created in the county last month, according to the state Employment Development Department. The May unemployment rate was the lowest since 1991, but the agency said year-to-year comparisons are difficult because its calculating method has changed. Month-to-month gains were reported in manufacturing, construction, transportation, utilities and retailing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1999
The county's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in 16 years in May, down to 3.8% of the work force, in part because of the creation of more than 1,800 jobs. A frenzied job market, fueled by a strong economy, showed solid employment gains in key industries such as construction, manufacturing and retail trade, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The last time the county's unemployment rate was so low was in the spring of 1983, when the rate was 3.7%.
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April 25, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn announced a new jobs initiative last week, he stressed the seriousness of the local economic situation by flashing a Depression-era magazine. Featured in the July, 1933, California Journal of Development were articles on the importance of government and business cooperation in times of crisis. "There is a growing partnership and marriage between business leaders and government leaders," Flynn said.
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March 27, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's jobless rate dipped to 8.5% in February, the lowest rate since May, as manufacturing, construction and service industries each showed a modest increase in jobs, state labor officials said Friday. Despite the hopeful news, the head of the state employment department painted a gloomy portrait of the California economy in a speech in Oxnard on Friday, calling it the worst slump since the Great Depression. The county's jobless rate, which fell from 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unemployment fell to 3.6% last month from 3.9% the month before in Ventura County, as seasonal fruit and vegetable harvests created jobs for a second month in a row. "I'm trying to get ready for the slowdown, but I don't see much evidence of it," said Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast Project and an expert on the county's economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in March, down from 8.5% a month before, as farm and construction workers returned to work after being idled by heavy winter rains, labor officials said Monday. Despite the improvement, employers reported that 3,800 fewer jobs exist in Ventura County than a year ago, according to a monthly report released Monday by the state Employment Development Department.
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September 6, 1994 | Jack Searles
A tragic shooting rampage remains fresh in the memories of those who work at the state unemployment office in Oxnard, but a lackluster job market has kept the facility's staff as busy as ever. For job-seekers on the Oxnard Plain, the recession still lingers, reports Avelina Villalobos, manager of the state Employment Development Department office on C Street. "We're still seeing cutbacks in manufacturing and elsewhere," she says. "And, of course, there are the cyclical layoffs in agriculture.
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May 16, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the economy's relentless expansion, the number of working Californians reached a record high again in April as the state's jobless rate dipped to 5.9% from 6% the previous month, state officials said Friday. Local unemployment rates also edged lower in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties, the Employment Development Department said. The rate in Orange County, which is enjoying a surging job market, dropped to an exceptionally low 2.7% last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of decline, the county's jobless rate rose slightly to 6.4% in April, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. But the rate, up from 6% in March, remained well below figures for April, 1994, when 7.3% of the county's work force was unemployed. At the same time, the county's economy added approximately 5,000 jobs, leading one economist to pronounce the local recovery still strong.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1994 | Jack Searles
A tragic shooting rampage remains fresh in the memories of those who work at the state unemployment office in Oxnard, but a lackluster job market has kept the facility's staff as busy as ever. For job-seekers on the Oxnard Plain, the recession still lingers, reports Avelina Villalobos, manager of the state Employment Development Department office on C Street. "We're still seeing cutbacks in manufacturing and elsewhere," she says. "And, of course, there are the cyclical layoffs in agriculture.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1994 | Jack Searles
Ventura County's jobless rate in May fell to 6.4%, down from 7.4% in April. About 3,300 jobs were created in the county last month, according to the state Employment Development Department. The May unemployment rate was the lowest since 1991, but the agency said year-to-year comparisons are difficult because its calculating method has changed. Month-to-month gains were reported in manufacturing, construction, transportation, utilities and retailing.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1993 | Jack Searles
Ventura County's lackluster job market showed little improvement in October. The unemployment rate was 9.3%, down just slightly from 9.4% in September and exactly the same as a year earlier. The county has lost 2,900 non-agricultural jobs in the past year, according to the state Employment Development Department. About half the losses were in manufacturing. In all, there are 356,000 employed workers in the county and 36,400 who are out of work, the department reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's jobless rate plunged to 6.8% in April, the lowest level in nearly two years, as the county's farm payroll swelled by 4,100 workers during the peak of the strawberry harvest, labor officials said Friday. March's jobless rate stood at 7.9%. But despite the gains in agricultural employment, which followed a seasonal trend, the picture was less bright in other areas of the county's economy, according to a monthly report released by the state Employment Development Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1999
The county's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in 16 years in May, down to 3.8% of the work force, in part because of the creation of more than 1,800 jobs. A frenzied job market, fueled by a strong economy, showed solid employment gains in key industries such as construction, manufacturing and retail trade, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The last time the county's unemployment rate was so low was in the spring of 1983, when the rate was 3.7%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in March, down from 8.5% a month before, as farm and construction workers returned to work after being idled by heavy winter rains, labor officials said Monday. Despite the improvement, employers reported that 3,800 fewer jobs exist in Ventura County than a year ago, according to a monthly report released Monday by the state Employment Development Department.
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