rate in county
continues to dip
By LAURA MITCHELL
Unemployment figures for March released by the state show Imperial County's
unemployment rate is still dropping even though the state total increased slightly.
The county's unemployment rate last month was 13.5 percent, a full point lower than February's 14.5 percent. February's rate was the lowest for the county since 1983.
The monthly labor force data released by the California Employment Development Department on Friday shows unemployment for the state increased from 6.4 percent in February to 6.5 percent in March.