• Paul Weyant

Monterey County Unemployment Higher than State/National Average

The unemployment rate in the Monterey County was 20.2 percent in April 2020, up from a revised 12.2 percent in March 2020, and above the year-ago estimate of 7.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 16.1 percent for California and 14.4 percent for the nation during the same period.

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Employers are still reporting challenges competing with the $600 federal unemployment booster:

"In some cases, depending on what their compensation was, they make more money with unemployment and the federal stipend of $600 a week."

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