After three consecutive months of rising unemployment rates in Stanislaus and Merced counties, the statistics provided by the State of California’s Employment Development Department finally started to improve during the month of April.
Last month, Stanislaus County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2% from a 7% rate in March. Similarly, the unemployment rate in Merced County fell from 11.3% to 9.7% in the month’s span. This comes as the state unemployment rate for April was reported as 4.3% and the nationwide rate came in at 3.1%, both 5% lower than in March.
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