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3,500 Unemployed in Mission Viejo

New data from the state employment department reveals Mission Viejo has fewer unemployed this month than last year, but still far more unemployed than there were five years ago.

The unemployment picture in Mission Viejo has improved over last year according to new data from the California Employment Department.

But for 3,500 residents still looking for work, the slight improvement over last year is hardly felt.

In August, 6.6 percent of the labor force in Mission Viejo was unemployed. That's a little better than the 2010 average of 7 percent of the workforce, which added up to 3,800 people unemployed.

Mission Viejo's unemployment numbers are a little better than Orange County's total, which suffers from .

No matter how you add it up, unemployment is still much worse than it was in 2006. In that year only 1,400 people looking for work couldn't find it, an average of 2.6 percent of the workforce.

KC September 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM
That's not surprising, it's even higher than that I would imagine since they are only able to count those that are collecting or answer the surveys.
Tatiana September 17, 2011 at 02:44 AM
You're right on that KC, they're not counting those that benefits have run out or those that aren't eligible, I would say a more realistic number would be double or even triple.
KC September 17, 2011 at 03:46 AM
One of the biggest problems that has been theorized with recovery is that even when things start going in the better direction the unemployed will still be out of work as the underemployed will be first to be given full-time employment.

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