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The unemployment rate in the Monterey County was 10.0 percent (21,700 unemployed) in February 2020, up from a revised 9.7 percent in January 2020, and below the year-ago estimate of 10.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 percent for California and 4.0 percent for the nation during the same period. (Source: EDD Labor Market Division).

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