Unemployment Drops In Lake Elsinore, Wildomar

November's figures dropped nearly a full percentage point compared to the previous month.

Unemployment rates in Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Lakeland Village edged downward last month, following a countywide trend that is being attributed to holiday retail hiring.

The November non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rates in Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Lakeland Village were 12.4 percent, 11.3 percent and 20.1 percent, respectively, according the California Economic Development Department.

Locally, unemployment rates dropped nearly a full percentage point compared to the previous month’s figures, according to the EDD data. The October non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rates in Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Lakeland Village were 13.3 percent, 12.1 percent and 21.4 percent, respectively.

Overall, payroll expansion in most sectors of the local economy pushed Riverside County's unemployment rate below 13 percent last month, state officials reported.

The county's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 12.8 percent, compared to 13.7 percent in October, according to the California Economic Development Department.

Countywide, the November figure was two percentage points below the year-ago level, when unemployment stood at 14.8 percent.

Riverside County's civilian labor force numbered 912,000 people, with 117,100 unemployed, according to the EDD.

The city of Cabazon had the highest unemployment rate countywide, at 31 percent, followed by Mecca at 25 percent and Homeland at 24.6 percent.

The combined unemployment rate for Riverside and San Bernardino counties in November was 12.5 percent, down from 13.3 percent the prior month.

Bi-county data indicated the largest payroll expansion was in trade, transportation and utilities, which grew by 7,800 jobs, with retailers adding a large number of positions in preparation for the holiday shopping blitz.

The leisure and hospitality industry also geared up for seasonal activity, creating 4,300 jobs last month.

The manufacturing sector showed the third-highest gain, putting 1,000 more people to work, while smaller gains were recorded in the government, farm, financial and business services sectors.

The largest decline in payrolls was in construction, where 1,700 positions were redlined.

For November, the state's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 10.9 percent, and the national rate was 8.6 percent. --City News Service and Toni McAllister contributed to this report.


Roberto December 19, 2011 at 07:20 PM
I'm going to have to check out the tamales. Tis the season to eat tamales fa-la-la-la.....la-la-la! I guess I'd better hurry, here today, gone tamale.
Mr. Lada December 19, 2011 at 08:15 PM
Tamales are nasty. I have never had one that I enjoyed, but then again I am a real meat and potatos gal. Maybe because when I was growing up us young gringos got a kick out of the the joke: Q. Why do mexicans eat tamales on Christmas? A. So they have something to unwrap.
Megan Batson December 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM
I love tamales YUMMY, and I am white and I have nothing against mexican food, and Lada that sounds like a racist joke, I don't find it funny at all
justme December 19, 2011 at 11:36 PM
LOL that is an ongoing joke between me and one of my mexican friends LOLOL good times :) and Megan, lighten up dear...jeez.
Popeye December 20, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Roberto, Better than you Tea Bagging your brother. Fa la la :)
Mr. Lada December 20, 2011 at 03:11 AM
I have nothing against mexican food at all. I just don't like tameles with their sparse meat portion hidden in a crappy steamed pocket of soggy masa! Maybe I just haven't had a good one yet in all of my 67 years, but I'll keep trying them. It's on my bucket list to find one I find satisfying. Patch readers - where I can get an exceptional, meaty-rich tamale around town... but not from an annoying van that drives up and down the street.
Roberto December 20, 2011 at 06:08 AM
The tamales I don't like are the sweet ones and those sweet ones with raisens or pinapple. When I was a kid, I could never figure out why there was always a batch of these. The Salvadoreans & I think Guatemalans wrap their tamales in a bannana leaf and they taste quit different. Hard to find but an empananda (meat pie) are good also. Costco has a cheeses & green chili and chicken tamales there okay but the texture isn't that good.
Megan Batson December 20, 2011 at 08:12 PM
Mr. Lada you have that annoying ass van driving down your street to??? So do I, we never buy anything off of it, and they have a annoying horn that they honk when there coming
Megan Batson December 20, 2011 at 08:13 PM
I like the pork and chicken tamales with green sauce there the best, my mom has a friend at her work that makes them so thats where we get ours from
Carol December 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Roberto, El Comal on Mission Trail is owned by a family from El Salvadore and their food is authentic Salvadorean. Great food!!! Maybe Mr Lada would like to try them to see if he/she likes it. Anyway, I'm glad the job market is looking up in our area. Maybe I can find work closer to home and not have to commute to Orange County 5 days a week!
Roberto December 21, 2011 at 12:25 AM
I've eaten there before, good food but I'll have to try the tamale.
BLUESGUITAR777 December 21, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Very mature Popeye. Thank you for showing Roberto, me, and the rest of the Patch readers your true colors and that of your liberal American Freedom hating ilk (I'll wait while you Google the definition of the aforementioned word).
Popeye December 21, 2011 at 01:12 AM
I am conservative Blue Oxymoron....need to remove you pie hole from your tea bagging rear.


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